Amazon’s Cashierless ‘Go’ Convenience Store Set to Open
WSJ ^ | 21 Jan 2018 | Laura Stevens
Posted on 1/21/2018, 12:03:33 PM by DUMBGRUNT
Amazon Go’s technology uses cameras throughout the store to track shoppers once they are inside, though it doesn’t use facial recognition, Mr. Kumar said. A customer entering the store scans his or her phone and then becomes represented internally as a 3-D object to the system. Cameras also are pointed at the shelves to determine interactions with goods.
Among the challenges for the technology was telling the difference between similar looking products—say containers of vanilla and regular yogurt. Adding to the complexity, when customers pick up products, they usually cover the distinguishing aspects of the label with their hands.
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