Amazon Go grocery store gets rid of long checkout lines, but might be a job killer – TomoNews

SEATTLE — Amazon is opening a grocery store in downtown Seattle early next year where customers can make their purchases without waiting in checkout lines. The store, called Amazon Go, allows customers to make purchases without the aid of a cashier. Customers would simply need to download the an app onto their phones, open an Amazon account, and visit the Amazon Go store. Amazon’s promotional video shows how customers are admitted into the store after opening their Amazon Go app and scanning it on the turnstiles. The app generates a QR code that logs the customer into the store’s network and connects to the customer’s Amazon account. This prevents shoplifting as the customer’s identity is recognized and stored. The entire store is equipped with computer vision, sensor

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