Getting to Know Seattle: Amazon’s AI Powered Grocery Story

I can’t wait to go when I’m back from Panama. This, from my Quartz daily briefing:

Amazon’s AI-powered grocery store opens to the public. Customers at the Seattle store can skip the cashier and walk out with their purchases. The shopper scans a code on the Amazon Go app to enter, and then is tracked around the shop with AI-monitored video—anything they leave with is simply charged to their Amazon account.”

2 thoughts on “Getting to Know Seattle: Amazon’s AI Powered Grocery Story

  1. They demonstrated this on TV last night. If you take something off the shelf it charges your account, but if you change your mind and put it back the charge is negated. As one who (generally) enjoys grocery shopping, not sure I would like this. But it’s great for those who do! And they predicted that other grocery stores will have to do something like this to keep current.

  2. for Phyllis: Many or most of the young people in Seattle get their groceries from Amazon fresh. I, like you, want to see what I’m buying, and often I decide what protein to put in my cart by seeing what looks good when I’m at the market. Ditto for fruits and veggies. But this is the wave of the future.

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