Monday, January 22, 2018

Shoplifting At One Of Amazon's Cashierless Stores

Hmmm, what if you used tinfoil to cover the item you are trying to steal? Or had a jacket lined with tinfoil?

Amazon’s approach wasn’t as complex as I expected, or rather not in the way I expected. Mainly the system is made up of dozens and dozens of camera units mounted to the ceiling, covering and recovering every square inch of the store from multiple angles. I’d guess there are maybe a hundred or so in the store I visited, which was about the size of an ordinary bodega or gas station mart.