How ‘Amazon Go’ works: The technology behind the online retailer’s groundbreaking new grocery …

Outside Amazon’s first “Amazon Go” retail store in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Amazon this morning unveiled its first convenience store, a high-tech retail location called “Amazon Go,” currently in a private beta testing in Seattle and scheduled to open to the public early next year. The big selling point: no check-out lines. ALSO READ: The end of grocery checkers? Amazon’s high-tech convenience store points to future of physical retail The company isn’t offering media previews or answering questions about precisely how it works. However, Amazon has posted an online video and FAQ, and the company actually tipped its hand on its approach in patent filings first unearthed by tech news site Recode last year. Those patent filings describe a system that uses technology including RFID to detect when a shopper takes an item from the…


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