No more waiting at the checkout, as long as you are shopping at Amazon. The tech company is going to start a smart supermarket with a system that records everything you buy in there.
The Amazon Go project starts next year with a supermarket in Seattle. Customers can log in using an app, and the supermarket then records what they buy and when they leave the store, the amount is automatically debited from their Amazon account, in which they probably need to have the money.
Just Walk Out
The Just Walk Out technology is used here that has the same techniques as the self-driving cars. Sight recognition, sensors, and artificial intelligence ensure that the system knows exactly who’s taking what from the store. So, even if you decide to put something back on the shelves, that’s not a problem for the system. The only thing customers need to do is log into the Amazon Go app and scan the QR code and have an effortless shopping experience.
Employees only for now
The idea is about four years old and the store already exists. For the time being, only employees of the company itself can use it, however, all customers can go there and buy their things in the new year.