Need to stock up on snacks before a flight? In the future, you may be able to pop into an Amazon Go store at the airport. Amazon is looking to bring its cashierless store concept to airports in an effort to attract travelers in a hurry, according to Reuters. The e-commerce giant is reportedly evaluating top US airports for Amazon Go's new locations.This comes as Amazon expands its grab-and-go concept to seven stores nationwide, including Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle. If you don't know how Amazon Go works, here's the gist: You scan a QR code on your phone when you walk in, then you pick out the items you want. Cameras in the store track your picks, and the app will charge your Amazon account directly when you walk out. Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Now playing: Watch this: Apple-Amazon deal spells trouble for third-party electronics... 1:40 How to shop on Amazon without ruining the holidays. You can do it.CNET's Holiday Gift Guide: … [Read more...] about Amazon Go looks to set up shop in US airports, report says
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Amazon is reportedly scouting for new locations to launch its Amazon Go supermarkets in the UK. The cashierless supermarkets use technology to allow customers to pick up items and walk out with them, instead, charging their Amazon account so they don't have to stand in a checkout queue. According to The Sunday Times, the retailer is looking for “a significant number” of sites sized between 4,000 sq ft and 5,000 sq ft across the UK. Amazon initially launched the concept back in 2016, allowing Amazon staff to trial the new technology. Since then, it has opened five stores in the US across Seattle and Chicago. How does Amazon Go work? Customers download an Amazon Go app before entering the store. They have to use the app to enter the store, which registers their Amazon account, and then they can put their phone away and start shopping. Amazon’s “Just Walk Out Technology” uses computer vision, sensor fusion and deep learning to detect when products … [Read more...] about No checkouts, no queues: are Amazon Go supermarkets coming to the UK?
Grocery shopping certainly has gotten a lot easier over the years. Thanks to the ever-increasing power of mobile technology, we can now not only scan rewards cards on our phones and watches, but pay for our items with these devices as well. This is much better than having to mess with numerous plastic cards and physical cash, but things could still be better. No matter if you pay with a debit card or with your Apple Watch, you still have to wait in line to check out with your groceries. But what if you didn't have to wait in line? What if you could simply grab the items you needed from the grocery store, walk out without going through a check-out line, and instantly have them paid for?Amazon has created a grocery store to make this a reality, and they're calling it Amazon Go.Amazon Go is a physical grocery store that will be launching in Seattle, Washington in early 2017, and it's packing in some pretty impressive tech. Upon entering the Amazon Go store, you'll open the Amazon Go app … [Read more...] about Amazon Go is a grocery store that will let you skip check-out lines once and for all
In early 2014, Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Thirumalai, a computer scientist who’d left IBM in 2005 to head Amazon’s recommendations team, had come to propose a sweeping new plan for incorporating the latest advances in artificial intelligence into his division. He arrived armed with a “six-pager.” Bezos had long ago decreed that products and services proposed to him must be limited to that length, and include a speculative press release describing the finished product, service, or initiative. Now Bezos was leaning on his deputies to transform the company into an AI powerhouse. Amazon’s product recommendations had been infused with AI since the company’s very early days, as had areas as disparate as its shipping schedules and the robots zipping around its warehouses. But in recent years, there has been a revolution in the field; machine learning has become much more effective, especially in a supercharged form known as deep … [Read more...] about How Amazon Rebuilt Itself Around Artificial Intelligence
SEATTLE—A little more than one year ago, I tried, and failed, to sneak into Amazon Go. The pilot version of Amazon's first grocery store experiment advertised a first in the world of brick-and-mortar shopping: if you want to buy something, just pick it up, toss it in your bag, and walk out. A camera system watches you and uniquely tags every item you pick up, then the store automatically charges a pre-registered credit card for the purchases. No clerks, no check-out aisles. Amazon's late-2016 announcement of this store was more about building buzz than letting the public in, however. Initially, it was limited only to Amazon employees. Worse, promises that the shop would open for average consumers in "early 2017" didn't come close to fruition, with insiders indicating to Ars that the store's camera-tracking system didn't hold up to larger testing scrutiny as anticipated. But with only 24 hours' notice, that changed on Monday. That same Seattle pilot shop—the one Amazon … [Read more...] about Amazon Go debuts, and its prying cameras foil our shoplifting attempts