By  on January 22, 2018

Now open to the public, Amazon’s new brick-and-mortar concept store, Amazon Go, aims to amp up the convenience factor in convenience store shopping: The company’s Seattle-based shop and its “just walk out” premise eliminates traditional registers and checkout lines.

Consumers download an app, scan it in on glass turnstile-like entryways, and pick up whatever they need — from beverages to full meal kits — and waltz out of the store. The design of the physical space, festooned with sensors and an array of cameras, and a mix of artificial intelligence and camera vision, allows the e-commerce giant to track who enters, what they took and how much to charge their accounts. There are no baggers or clerks at all, other than the employee who checks ID for alcohol.

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