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Amazon discontinues ‘just walk out’ technology at its US retail locations

One of the main challenges with implementing novel technology, such as the “just walk out” system, is convincing people to integrate it into their daily routines. The initial costs of such a system, including cameras, computing devices, and weighted shelving, can be significant for businesses with already thin profit margins like grocery stores. Even companies with deep pockets like Amazon may find it financially difficult to invest in this technology, especially as it continues to evolve and improve from an AI perspective.

Another challenge is regulatory risk when adopting systems like “just walk out.” Issues surrounding tobacco and alcohol sales, as well as the perception of replacing human labor, can complicate the implementation process. Successful integration into daily life will require buy-in from government stakeholders at all levels.

According to Arcaro, a more gradual approach to automating retail locations may be a more effective way forward. The existing ecosystem of automated checkouts and related technology has already made strides in the industry, offering a more economically feasible pathway. Over time, barriers to entry are likely to decrease as technology continues to advance.

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