Amazon’s Checkout-Free Grocery Store Opens in Seattle
It’s all an express lane. At Amazon Go, the new grocery store in the company’s Seattle headquarters, human cashiers are gone. They’re replaced by cameras and algorithms that track customers, who scan in with an app and then leave with whatever they want, automatically charged to their account. The store’s been tested by Amazon employees for over a year, but finally opens to the public today. While humans still check IDs in a section selling alcohol, some see the automation as a threat to America’s 3.5 million cashier jobs.