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Microsoft reportedly working on rival Amazon Go tech for cashier-free stores

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Microsoft is reportedly working on technology that could be used to power check-out free retail stores. Reuters reports that the software giant has been talking to Walmart about using the tech, which will rival Amazon’s own Go initiative. Amazon first launched its cashier-free convenience store in the company’s hometown in Seattle last year. Shoppers can simply grab items and leave, as the store is fitted with multiple camera and sensors that use computer vision algorithms to detect what items you’re taking out of the store and charged to your account.

While Amazon Go is expanding to Chicago and San Francisco soon, Reuters reports that Microsoft has hired a computer vision specialist from Amazon Go. Microsoft is reportedly experimenting…

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