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Microsoft reportedly working to use its AI to automate checkout lines

9 days ago   |   By Windows Central

Microsoft may be looking to challenge Amazon with an automated checkout system of its own.
Microsoft is reportedly exploring ways to leverage its AI tech to automate checkout at retail stores.
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Microsoft reportedly developing cashierless store to rival Amazon

Microsoft reportedly developing cashierless store to rival Amazon

9 days ago   |   By The Next Web

Microsoft appears to be working on tech to build cashier-less stores, to which end it's reportedly spoken with everyone's favorite big box store, Walmart. The A report from Reuters says the tech company is working on a system which will track what a customer in a given brick-and-mortar store puts in their cart. It's supposedly flashed samples of this tech and has even discussed potential collaboration with Walmart. As yet, we have no idea how far along Microsoft are in their idea - it might not be ready for prime time for a while. Why it matters: This is...
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Microsoft wants to get rid of shop checkouts

Microsoft wants to get rid of shop checkouts

10 days ago   |   By TechRadar

Microsoft is reportedly planning to shake up the retail world with a move into till-free stores. Reuters claims that the company is working on technology that would eliminate both checkout and the cashiers that run them from high-street shops. Instead, Microsoft is developing a system that would track what items shoppers add to their baskets when visiting a store, before charging them as they leave. Microsoft has refused to comment on the news, but Reuters quotes multiple sources as saying that the company has already demonstrated the technology to several major retailers in order to try...
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Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report

Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report

10 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Amazon may be facing new competition from Microsoft on its cashierless, automated store technology, according to a new report from Reuters out this morning. The report claims Microsoft is in the process of developing its own systems for tracking what people place in their shopping carts, but doesn't offer the details of how Microsoft's technology operates, or how it may differ from others on the market.
Presumably, it would be similar to existing systems, like Amazon's.
The Amazon Go convenience stores utilize a complex network of sensors on shelves, cameras, and A.I. to track what people...
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