Amazon Go Launches Its Long-Awaited Mini-Mart That Cuts Out The Checkout Line

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Retail powerhouse Amazon is disrupting retail yet again, with the opening of its checkout-free Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle.

It looks and feels like a regular grocery store, but with one major difference: There’s no checkout — and no checkout lines. Upon entering, shoppers scan a special smartphone app that registers them into the store. Hundreds of cameras read labels through machine learning and sense the shopper’s body type. These cameras work in tandem with sensors embedded in the store’s shelves, all collecting data about your preferences.

 There’s only the one Amazon Go store so far. The company says more are planned, but won’t say where, or when they’ll open. The short list of 20 cities was announced last week; the smart money, in Seattle at least, is on Boston.



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