Amazon's Futuristic Grocery Store Has No Checkout Lines

Amazon's Futuristic Grocery Store Has No Checkout Lines

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Tara Bellucci
Dec 5, 2016
(Image credit: Amazon Go / YouTube)

Imagine walking into a store, grabbing what you want, and just walking out without waiting in line. No, it's not shoplifting—it's a reality at Amazon Go, the retail giant's new grocery store in Seattle that is opening to the public in 2017.

To shop, you download the Amazon Go app and scan it on your way in. The store and its shelves are equipped with "computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning," so it knows when you pick stuff up and put it back. So you just shop around, adding items to your bag, and when you're done, you walk out and the app will charge your Amazon account—no waiting, no sizing up which checkout line will move the fastest. They're calling it... Just Walk Out Shopping. Not a revolutionary name, but a pretty big leap in convenience and retail technology.

Check out more about Amazon Go in the video below or on the FAQ page.

Would you try Amazon Go? Tell us in the comments.

h/t VentureBeat

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