IDG Contributor Network: Human-less stores are now possible — and it might be the end of retail

By Evan Schuman

Are retailers really willing to consider disassociating from associates? I hope that’s not the lesson that merchant executives take away from two recent self-checkout moves.

The first, from Amazon, was a fully self-checkout store, where items are logged as they are placed into a cart. It uses a network of cameras and motion sensors to guess when something is purchased. The flaw? There are no people to clean up the mess when the software guesses …read more

Source:: IT Management