Maybe you don’t have to venture downtown (or a supermarket chain) to visit an Amazon Go store. usa today reports Amazon plans to open a new version of the cashierless store designed for suburban areas. Locations will still focus on essentials, ready-to-eat foods, drinks and snacks, just with layouts more suited to these outlying regions.
Stores will still rely on computer vision to detect what you buy. After scanning your phone at the entrance, the camera systems detect what you take from the shelves. Amazon charges for items as soon as you leave the Go store.
Amazon will open the first of these suburban Go stores in Mill Creek, Washington, sometime in the next few months. A second store will debut later in the Los Angeles area. The move still leaves large parts of the US (not to mention the planet) out of reach, but we suspect Amazon isn’t too concerned when third-party chains like Starbucks are starting to adopt its AI-powered shopping technology.
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