Latest in Tomorrow

Image credit: Lindsey Wasson / Reuters

Amazon may open up to six more automated stores this year

Amazon Go has apparently been a success.
801 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Lindsey Wasson / Reuters

Amazon may have opened its automated convenience store a year late, but it looks like it's been a pretty big success. Recode learned that the company plans on opening six more of its Amazon Go stores in 2018. It's not clear where these stores will be located, though Recode reports that more locations are likely in Seattle, and Amazon is in talks with the developer of The Grove in Los Angeles.

Amazon Go is billed as the convenience store of the future. There are no checkout lines; you can simply walk in, grab what you want, and leave. You scan in with a smartphone app, and then an AI tracks what you take from the shelves and automatically charges you for them.

A big sticking point for the expansion of Amazon Go stores, which focus on convenience-type items such as grab-and-go sandwiches, is how well the AI would handle a busy store. Now, it looks as though the technology has acquitted itself well.

Source: Recode
In this article: ai, amazon, amazongo, gear, services, TL18NOCSH, tomorrow
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
801 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Watch the first trailer for HBO's 'Avenue 5' sci-fi space comedy

Watch the first trailer for HBO's 'Avenue 5' sci-fi space comedy

View
John Legere is stepping down as T-Mobile CEO next April

John Legere is stepping down as T-Mobile CEO next April

View
Amazon cuts the price of the Google Pixel 3a to $299

Amazon cuts the price of the Google Pixel 3a to $299

View
Logitech unveils an affordable button kit for the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Logitech unveils an affordable button kit for the Xbox Adaptive Controller

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr