Jan 24, 2018

01/24/2018: That banana knows if you picked it up

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Amazon just opened its first automated convenience store with no lines and no checkouts. The company uses computer vision and sensors to monitor what people are taking. But in order to avoid the lines, people are giving up their ability to shop without constantly being monitored. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks about it with Joe Turow, the author of the book "The Aisles Have Eyes." 

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The convenience store of the future is always watching

Jan 24, 2018
Sure, no lines sounds great, but is being constantly monitored worth the trade-off?
Shoppers scan the Amazon Go app on their mobile devices as the enter the store Monday in Seattle. Amazon opened the cashier-less store to the public after more than a year in beta.
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Amazon just opened its first automated convenience store with no lines and no checkouts. The company uses computer vision and sensors to monitor what people are taking. But in order to avoid the lines, people are giving up their ability to shop without constantly being monitored. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks about it with Joe Turow, the author of the book “The Aisles Have Eyes.” 

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