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Amazon Go imagines the future of grocery storesAmazon is expanding its grocery services into the real world with a grab-and-go store that will make cash registers obsolete.
Amazon is expanding its empire beyond the virtual space and into the real world. The online retail giant announced Amazon Go. A physical grocery store where shoppers can just pick out an item and basically just walk out without so much as reaching for their wallet. All you need is a phone and an app. Scan the phone to step into the store and Amazon takes care of everything the rest. They keep close tabs on inventory using a series of cameras, sensors, and machine learning Similar to the technology found in self-driving cars. So anything you grab will automatically be added to your virtual cart and then charged to your account when you step out. No lines, no registers and no human interaction. Amazon calls it their just walk out technology, which I'm pretty sure shoplifters had all ready been using for decades. Their pilot store in Seattle is up and running but for Amazon employees only. Amazon Go officially launches sometime in 2017. If you want to know exactly when, you can go online and choose to be notified. And for more of your top tech news, make sure to check out cnet.com. In San Francisco I'm Vanessa Hanriana