As the battle for cashier-less stores rages on — with Amazon Go's one-store trial pushing Microsoft and Walmart to explore a mobile cart-based system to ditch associates at checkout — it's worth questioning whether an employee-less checkout system is something that retailers should truly want. Fully cashier-less efforts should fall into the "be careful what you wish for" category.The challengers for cashier-less checkout are not solely technological, although the tech hurdles are substantial. Anyone remember JCPenney's failed effort to fuel cashier-less checkout via RFID?
Earlier this year, Google unveiled its Tensor Processing Unit, custom hardware for speeding up prediction-making with machine learning models.Now Microsoft is trying something similar, with its Project Brainwave hardware, which supports many major deep learning systems in wide use. Project Brainwave covers many of the same goals as Google’s TPU: Speed up how predictions are served from machine learning models (in Brainwave case, those hosted in Azure, using custom hardware deployed in Microsoft’s cloud at scale).
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ASUS has announced their latest budget smartphone below the Rs 15,000 price segment in India, the Zenfone Max Pro M1. ASUS has not had any launches in India in the first quarter of 2018 and this is one of the major announcements for the company in 2018. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 has some unique […]
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