Astro watchdroid is cute, helpful – and may be happy to harvest home data

We’ve known for a long time robot helpers were in our future. Now, Amazon gives us Astro, who/which will scoot throughout your house, help with things as diverse as elder companionship and checking you don’t burn dinner, and may pick up data you may or may not want it to know.

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Independent Grocer Is First to Deploy Amazon Just Walk Out Technology

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Here’s a retail story that doesn’t involve a media network – but don’t worry, it does feature Amazon, AI, and Kansas City.  Independent retailer Community Groceries will be the first non-Amazon company to deploy the Amazon One entry gate and Amazon’s Just Walk Out checkout technology.  Amazon One grants entry after reading your palm or credit card, while Just Walk Out tracks what customers put in their cart and charges for it.  O brave new world.

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