Amazon’s AI-powered grocery store is the new retail format

Scan an app, grab your food, walk out.

The futuristic store doesn’t have cashiers or self-checkout machines; instead a customer scans a code on the Amazon Go app to enter, and then is tracked around the store as they pick up items. The items they leave the store with are tallied up and charged to their Amazon account.

Some reports also mention that Amazon is capping the number of people the store can hold at 97.

The NYTimes’ Nick Wingfield even tried to shoplift a 4-pack of soda, but when he walked out the store charged him anyway.

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