Amazon on Monday ventured into new ground with the opening to the public of the first store where shoppers don’t have to wait in line. The convenience store, known as Amazon Go has for the past two years been used by Amazon employees which has helped the company to fine tune various aspects. The store brings convenience to shoppers by allowing them to pop in using their smartphones, pick items from the shelf and walk out without interacting with a cashier at check-out.
The process of shopping without waiting in line is accomplished using advanced technology that incorporates sensors and cameras around the store that keep track of what shoppers pick from the shelf. Artificial intelligence plays a big role in linking up all these with the smartphone app enabling the system to charge the customer automatically.