As reported by Bloomberg, Amazon has plans until 2021 to open up to 3000 automated supermarkets without cash registers, sellers, and queues. The first automated supermarket Go the company opened in Seattle (Illinois) at the end of 2016. A month earlier in the same Seattle, a second supermarket. The third was opened last week in Chicago.
According to media reports, to familiarize with the opened vacancies, the company plans to open another store in Chicago and then in San Francisco in 2018-2019. In General, the end of the year, Amazon plans to open 10 stores, in 50 different cities next year, and the rest, according to plan, will open across the country in the period 2020-2021 years.
To get to a store person, you need to install on your mobile device free app, then bring the gadget to the reader at the entrance. After that, you can just choose any item and put it in the basket. System smart sensors and scanners installed throughout the store will identify the product and its value, and add the product to the basket account. When you exit the store the total value of goods purchased will be automatically deducted from the buyer’s account. To withdraw from the purchase of goods can be simply putting it back on the shelf. The whole process is similar to a trip to a regular supermarket, if not to take into account the lack of insurance, and also the fact that the buyer will follow the huge number of cameras.
How is the shopping in these stores you can see in the video below:
As reported on the website of the company, such shopping uses the same technology as unmanned vehicles. We are talking about computer vision and processing data from different scanners and sensors. In the case also started using deep learning.
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