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Tech At SF's First Automated Grocery Store Still Buggy

"Last week, San Francisco got its first completely automated cashierless store, Standard Market," writes The New York Times' Nellie Bowles, who describes what it's like to shop there: a bit confusing. The store uses "visual tracking and behavioral data" to "predict, and prevent, shoplifting, because unlike Amazon’s Go stores, which have a subway turnstile-like gate for entry and exit, Standard Market has an open door, and the path is clear." Bowles walked out without being charged for a bag of popcorn, while another shopper got mistakenly charged for a Kraft Macaroni & Cheese he didn't buy.

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