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Monday, August 24, 2020

Amazon-Go to be Put into Whole Foods?

This would be interesting, broadening the AI item ID capability to determine purchase.  Still it seems a rumor. Would seem other grocery would be driven that way because of lower labor costs.

Amazon Go’s cashierless tech may come to Whole Foods as soon as next year
Amazon introduced its cashierless tech in 2016

By Taylor Lyles@TayNixster 
Amazon may be looking to bring the cashierless tech found at its Go convenience stores to Whole Foods supermarkets as early as next year, the New York Post reports.

Amazon may start implementing the tech in Whole Foods sometime during the second quarter of 2021, according to the New York Post’s source. This technology, which is currently available in more than 20 Amazon Go convenience store locations, uses cameras, sensors, and computer vision to let customers walk out the store with groceries in hand and avoid cashier checkout lines.

The New York Post’s source claims the rollout of the new technology into Whole Foods is one of two final projects that Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer division, is focusing on before he retires early next year.  ... " 

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