Amazon plans to open more cashierless supermarkets globally, report says

E-commerce giant is planning to open more cashierless grocery stores as it tests the use of its human worker-eliminating technology on a larger scale, Bloomberg reported, citing "a person familiar with the project".

Amazon already employs the pricey "just walk out technology", which uses of a web of software and cameras to monitor and charge shoppers, at 21 Amazon Go stores.

Shoppers who've checked into the store with their Amazon app simply select what they want from shelves and leave without waiting in a line to check out, rendering human workers redundant.

An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment on plans to open more cashierless supermarkets and pop-up stores.

It might also license the technology to other retailers as soon as the first quarter of 2020, according to Bloomberg.

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