Impact of AI in Retail Is Amazon Go the Start of Fully-AI Retail?

SUDEEP SRIVASTAV | December 20, 2018

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In the heart of Seattle lies a one-of-a-kind disruptive retail store – Amazon Go, a retail concept that gained popularity after making an appearance in headlines after opening its first Beta store earlier this year. For those who are new to the world of Amazon Go, it is a grab and go retail model, where all you have to do is take up an item from the shelf and leave the shop and the items will automatically get added in your cart and the amount will be debited from your Amazon account. The concept with which Amazon Go has been launched is something that the retail world has never seen. With Artificial Intelligence at its center tracking what items users are buying and the amount that has to be charged from them, Amazon go is venturing into the traditional retail setup and has introduced the technology yet again in its retail setup. The popularity that Amazon Go Retail has been able to achieve in just a few months of its official launch has led to a number of other retail stores investing in deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies to follow the lead that Amazon has set.

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