*Biggie Smalls voice* What’s irony?
Amazon has introduced a new concept to ~disrupt~ traditional grocery and retail stores. On Monday, they opened a store in Seattle called Amazon Go, a store with “no checkout,” so “you never have to wait in line,” the company said.
“Our checkout-free shopping experience is made possible by the same types of technologies used in self-driving cars: computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning,” the company explained.
The idea is to grab your items, with an app tracking the items and motions, and head out the door. This makes traditional cashiers and registers virtually obsolete.
There are, however, employees on standby in the Amazon Go store to troubleshoot any tech problems and to maintain inventory on the shelves.
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters