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China is both ahead of and behind Amazon in cashier-less stores

Josh Horwitz
China is both ahead of and behind Amazon in cashier-less stores

Today Amazon is officially opening Amazon Go, a cashier-less grocery store in Seattle that lets shoppers buy items without paying cash, swiping a card, or interacting with a single human being. The opening marks a watershed moment in retail, signaling a future of automated, AI-powered shopping and checkout. But Amazon is not moving toward this…