Can you imagine a store without the hassle of waiting in the checkout lines? Well, you don’t have to imagine anymore as Amazon brings its first state of the art physical store called the “Amazon Go.”
As Amazon puts it, the store will be pretty similar to any other shopping mart, you go in and stroll around the aisles picking and dropping the items you require or desire. But the only difference is that after you are done, you simply walk out instead of waiting in lines to pay for the stuff.
Every item you drop into the cart will automatically be added to the electronic shopping cart, and you can simply use the Amazon app to pay for them shortly after you leave the store.
Amazon used computer vision, deep learning algorithms and sensor fusion in the creation of the Amazon Go store, which is comparable to the same technology as that used in self-driving cars. Amazon calls it the “Just Walk Out” tech; pretty fancy stuff!
The 1,800 square feet store will be located at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard Street USA, and is currently in beta testing and only available to Amazon’s employees, but will be opened to the public in early 2017.
At present ready-to-eat foods, grocery staples and meal kits will be available, but Amazon will expand on the items depending on the performance of the concept.
This truly is a spectacle of machine learning and artificial intelligence!
You can get more information at http://amazon.com/go.
What do you think about the No Checkout Store?