Amazon has created a store where the cash line is missing.
Modern retail chains often implement solutions that partially automate the process of shopping.
So, some of the supermarkets equipped with self-checkout, by which the buyer “punches” product. This helps reduce staff costs and increase the capacity of the line. Amazon has created a store where the cash line is missing.
When you log on to Amazon Go the buyer goes through the turnstile with the help of the QR-code, which is generated in the application on the smartphone. In the hall of the shop are a traditional storefront. The monitoring facilities is carried out automatically by the system based on machine learning. If the goods taken from the shelves, the computer adds it to check or adjust it when returning the goods.
After the acquisition the buyer can leave the store without delay — billed using the Amazon account, the customer then receives a receipt. Details of the computer algorithm controlling the supermarket, not specified. It is assumed that machine learning is used to train the recognition of the products taken off the shelf.
While the company opened one store without the box office with an area of 167 square meters. It is located in Seattle and available for employees Amazon. To open the first public store of this type is planned for next year.
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