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No, you can't just walk out of Amazon Go with a six-pack

The store of the future might not have human cashiers, but people will be there to make sure your alcohol purchase is legal.


Amazon's experimental convenience store will stock beer and wine, but those items won't be "grab and go."

Amazon Go, a single store in Seattle that's set to open to the public sometime this year, will sell prepared foods, snacks, beverages and other convenience groceries. Instead of traditional checkout lines and cashiers, the store uses machine learning, computer vision and deep-learning algorithms to let customers grab what they want, then simply walk out of the store, according to Amazon.

But alcoholic beverages will apparently still require some human intervention. The store will sell beer and wine, reported Recode on Tuesday, and an associate will be on hand to check identification.

Amazon confirmed the information in the report.

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