| by Kenneth Chase | 16 comments

How Does Amazon Go Work? Change the way you Shop!

Do long Queues at checkout counters of a grocery store annoy you? It might change, Forever! A few days ago Amazon opened its first Amazon Go Store for its employees in Seattle. Amazon Go is an 1,800 square feet futuristic store that has no cashiers, no registers and no checkout counters! People can simply walk into the store, pick up the things they want and just walk out! A virtual cart is automatically updated as a product is picked up and when the shopper walks out of the store amazon automatically charges for the products they brought out with them. So, How does it all work? Amazon Go uses a variety of sensors and Algorithms to make a seamless no-checkout store a reality. Amazon named the JUST WALK OUT technology. To use the service, the shopper needs an Amazon account and a smartphone with the Amazon Go app installed on it. The entrance of the store has a scanner that the users need to scan their unique QR code on. This tells the system that the shopper is inside the store. Now comes to mindblowing part! Once inside the store, as soon as a shopper lifts a product off the shelf, it is automatically added to the shopper’s virtual cart. Put it back there and the poduct is removed. This is done using an advanced network of computer vision, sensors, deep machine learning and artificial intelligence. It can detect which product is removed or put back on the shelf and who is putting them on or off using facial recognition technology. Once you’ve added all the products you want, there’s no need to Queue up at a billing counter. All you need to do is just walk out of the store! The amount, equivalent to all the products you took from the shelves will automatically be deducted and transfered to Amazon and an e- receipt will be automatically sent to you. Amazon Go gives us a glimpse of what the future grocery stores might look like. The first Amazon Go store will be open for public from early 2017.


Deepika Singh

Dec 12, 2016, 4:53 pm Reply

it's ground breaking in many ways.


Dec 12, 2016, 7:21 pm Reply

its retarded in many ways the cost of those computers will be hugeeeeeeee! ugeeeee! the electricity and cooling they require it going to be ugeeeee!!


Dec 12, 2016, 7:22 pm Reply

just name it the pay more tehnologie!!!

Rohit Singh

Dec 12, 2016, 8:56 pm Reply

would everyday brands be in it or would it be exclusively for amazon products?


Dec 12, 2016, 7:06 pm Reply

I'll tell you how it works ; it works by putting checkout assistants OUT OF WORK.
That is NOT a nice thing, is it?
For those brain-dead milenials moaning about a choice of shopping this way, perhaps we should replace YOUR inane office job with a robot or computer?
Actually, it WILL happen unless you fight to stop it.


Dec 12, 2016, 7:15 pm Reply

Here's my parody on it > https://youtu.be/o4Ecy3_ePEI

Keith Brookes

Dec 12, 2016, 5:14 am Reply

Hi I'm from Australia. Is that really face recognition or is it retinal scan. What if a woman is wearing a face covering. What if someone wears a plastic mask. s into the shop.
I'm just thinking the video says it's face recognition. Or does the item shelf send a wi-fi signal to the persons mobile phone


Dec 12, 2016, 3:56 pm Reply

If this is how it works it's very creepy since invasive to privacy.
I would expect a fair amount of errors in the system such as being charged for things you didn't buy or not charged at all and false positives from any theft detection mechanism based.


Jan 1, 2017, 1:33 am Reply

talking about a job killer this one eliminates quite a few.

Tricia Ralston

Jan 1, 2017, 6:12 pm Reply

talk about stupid.

Madame Moseille

Jan 1, 2017, 7:09 pm Reply

Do you have a food channel as well ??

Iron Man64

Dec 12, 2017, 12:50 pm Reply

Goodbye Shoplifting!!!

Iron Man64

Dec 12, 2017, 12:51 pm Reply

So Amazon is going to track what size condom you buy? Geez


Jan 1, 2018, 10:40 am Reply

Welcome Big Brother,they know what you buy…and if you have any disease connected with your alimentation,your insurance will not cover the treatment because you should not buy this kind of product. What a wonderful world

Seid Kampfer

Jan 1, 2018, 11:11 am Reply

OBEY ! CONSUME ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI8AMRbqY6w

Dylan Craver

Jan 1, 2018, 2:32 am Reply

ThEy Are TaKiNg OuR JoBs – the entire comment section….

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