Friday, March 22, 2019

Startup Shows Off Self-Service Stores

A credit card swipe gets you into the checkout-free miniature convenience store. After that, just grab Oreos, Pringles or other munchies, check your receipt and go. Startup AiFi presented its automated retail store, dubbed the NanoStore, at the GPU Technology Conference this week. The Silicon Valley-based company uses image recognition powered by a single NVIDIA T4 GPU to automatically capture customers’ shopping items and charge them. AiFi — an NVIDIA Inception winner last year — is now in pilot tests with its NanoStores and offers its store technology to retailers of all sizes. The NVIDIA Inception program is a virtual accelerator that helps startups get to market faster.