The first news that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future surprisingly hits you right at the front door. It actually feels as if users are entering a subway station. They are assumed that a row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, permitting in only people with the store’s smartphone app.
You could find inside of 1,800-square foot mini-market packed with shelves of food that users can find in a lot of other convenience stores respectively as soda, potato chips, ketchup. They also have some food usually found at Whole Foods, the supermarket chain that Amazon popularly owns.
The qualitative technology that is also inside enables a shopping experience like no other. It is widely surprising that there are no cashiers or registers anywhere. The shoppers leave the store through those same gates, without pausing to pull out a credit card. Interestingly their Amazon account automatically gets charged for what they take out the door.
Even more there are no shopping carts or baskets inside Amazon Go. Since the checkout process is automated, there is no point of them anyway? Instead, the customers put items directly into the shopping bag they would walk out with.
Every time customers grab an item off a shelf, Amazon conveys the product is automatically put into the shopping cart of their online account. In case if customers put the item back on the shelf, Amazon removes it from their virtual basket.
The best sign of the technology that makes possible to float above the store shelves arrays of small cameras, hundreds of them throughout the store. Primarily Amazon won’t say much about how the system works, other than to convey it involves sophisticated computer vision and machine learning software. Altogether the best Amazon’s technology could see and identify every item in the store, without need fully attaching a special chip to every can of soup and bag of trail mix.
Approximately there are little more than 3.5 million cashiers in the United States and some of their jobs might be in danger if the technology behind Amazon Go actually spreads. Currently Amazon says its technology simply changes the role of employees and same way it enumerates the impact of automation on its warehouse workers.