Check out automation’s impact on retail business and jobs

Check out automation's impact on retail business and jobs

Have you watched that new video of Amazon Go, the store in test mode in Seattle where you just pick up stuff (prepared food and drinks, mostly) and walk out? I have, again and again. It’s pretty hypnotic, especially with the sound off.

The gist of it is that you scan in with an app on your phone as you walk into the store, grab whatever you want — and leave. "Computer vision," "deep learning algorithms" and "sensor fusion" figure out what you’ve taken and charge you for it.

As lots of people have been pointing out on Twitter, this is […]

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