Earlier this year, Amazon opened its artificial intelligence-powered store in downtown Seattle. Amazon Go was designed for shoppers to use an app, also called Amazon Go, to add the products that they plan to buy to a digital shopping cart. They can then walk out of the store without waiting in a checkout line. Now, a new report suggests that expansion plans are already underway for Seattle and Los Angeles.
How does Amazon Go work?
To begin with, Amazon Go works as a check-out free shopping experience that is made possible by the same variety of technologies used in self-driving cars, for example, computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning. Amazon’s ‘Just Walk Out Technology’ automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When you’re done shopping, you can just leave the store. Shortly after, they’ll send you a receipt and charge your Amazon account.
What can you buy at Amazon Go?
Where is Amazon Go currently located?
The only Amazon Go store that is readily available in the nation is located at 2131 7th Ave., Seattle, WA, near the corner of 7th and Blanchard. Additionally, the store is open from 7 AM to 9 PM, Monday through Friday.
Possible new locations for Amazon Go.
Promptly, there has been speculation about Amazon already having three potential new locations to build their next Amazon Go stores. Amazon reportedly wants to expand beyond its home turf by opening one store in Los Angeles and several more in Seattle. The executives of Amazon have spoken with the developer of The Grove, a large shopping plaza in the heart of LA just minutes from Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Amazon has previously debuted services in LA first after testing them in Seattle, such as its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service.