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Microsoft reportedly building self-checkout shopping tech

ArtyLoop

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Ah Microsoft... reinventing the wheel... yet again.
Such systems already exist and are in use, albeit with limited roll-out
 

ToxicBunny

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Ah Microsoft... reinventing the wheel... yet again.
Such systems already exist and are in use, albeit with limited roll-out
Other than the Amazon Go site, where are they in use?

Even before Amazon did it, the tech existed they just adapted it for a specific usecase
 

ArtyLoop

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I'm sure Reebok, Nike, Hi-Tech etc. has that 'functionality' already.:whistling:
Probably.
There has been an attempt in the past to do all of this and more. In 2005 I was involved in one such attempt at the hardware level. Proof of concept back then really.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for tech and its progress... I just find it laughable that Microsoft thinks it can enter this space and reinvent the wheel. I guess their move to opensource means the tsunami of green dollars has now been reduced to a wave in a bathtub
 

whatwhat

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Probably.
There has been an attempt in the past to do all of this and more. In 2005 I was involved in one such attempt at the hardware level. Proof of concept back then really.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for tech and its progress... I just find it laughable that Microsoft thinks it can enter this space and reinvent the wheel. I guess their move to opensource means the tsunami of green dollars has now been reduced to a wave in a bathtub
Cool story.
 

Fulcrum29

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Probably.
There has been an attempt in the past to do all of this and more. In 2005 I was involved in one such attempt at the hardware level. Proof of concept back then really.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for tech and its progress... I just find it laughable that Microsoft thinks it can enter this space and reinvent the wheel. I guess their move to opensource means the tsunami of green dollars has now been reduced to a wave in a bathtub
Actually, they are 'building' an alternative. In a world where intellectual property and non-disclosures drive technology, any abled competitive technology is welcomed in my perspective.

It is not about doing this and more, it is about choice and execution, and sometimes less is more.
 
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