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How A.I. Is Making Supermarkets Less Exhausting

IT’S BEEN YEARS since technology began helping urbanites avoid the teeming aisles and whimsical “organization” of grocery stores. Despite the advent of FreshDirect and Instacart, however, I still make dreaded milk-and-juice runs now and then. The good news: A.I. is turning in-store experiences into equally seamless transactions—no lines or registers, no “chip malfunction,” no wait.

Take AmazonGo, the A.I.-powered convenience mart that opened 10 locations in cities including Seattle and Chicago last year, with plans to evangelize…

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