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The pilot version of Amazon's first grocery store experiment advertised a first in the world of brick-and-mortar shopping: A camera system watches you and uniquely tags every item you pick up, then the store automatically charges a pre-registered credit card for the purchases.
No clerks, no check-out aisles. Initially, it was limited only to Amazon employees. Worse, promises that the shop would open for average consumers in "early " didn't come close to fruition, with Amazon technology indicating to Ars that the store's camera-tracking system didn't hold up to larger testing scrutiny as anticipated.
But with only 24 hours' notice, that changed on Monday. That same Seattle pilot shop—the one Amazon staffers refused to let us into in December —finally opened its doors to anybody with a smartphone and the Amazon Go app.
Meaning, customers didn't even need an Amazon Prime membership. If you want to stroll into the world's first Amazon Go store, all you need is an Amazon account with valid credit card information and a working smartphone.
Turns out, I had both of those, so I walked, bleary-eyed, into the shop shortly after it opened at 7am Pacific time on Monday. Amazon Go from the outside.
Sam Machkovech The queue line, flanked by Amazon Go fresh-food chefs and packers. The other side of the entrance reveals that Amazon Go is connected to a larger corporate office building. The Amazon Domes, which locals call "Bezos' balls," are mere feet away.
Hold your smartphone on the sensor to enter. The exit side of the turnstiles. You don't have to hold your smartphone down to exit.
There are a lot of cameras in Amazon Go. And I mean a lot. A slightly tighter zoom. What pairs well with a red blend?
Cameras pair well with that red. More cameras flanking the booze.Amazon, which got its start selling books and still bills itself as “Earth’s most customer-centric company,” has officially entered the surveillance business.
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