The technology behind Amazon Go: retail IT taken to the next level

Originally posted on April 1, 2017

Having worked in the IoT industry for many years, I’ve somewhat become immune to the sparkle of new product or solution announcements. However, the announcement of Amazon Go recently simply stopped me in my tracks. Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. No lines, no chip and pin machine. Customers simply walk in, pick up their products and walk out. However, I’m convinced that when it gets to the point that the first store opens and I’m walking out of the door with my goods underarm, I’ll be looking over my shoulder waiting to hear “’Ello ‘ello ‘ello”.

 

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