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Europes first cashierless autonomous store opens in latest challenge to Amazon Go

Cashierless shopping start-up Sensie has opened its first store to the public in Portugal in the latest challenge to Amazon’s dominance in the space.

Sensie has launched its first ‘autonomous store’ with Portuguese retailer Sonae, allowing customers to shop without having to scan any items or queue at any point.

The store, situated in Lisbon, uses an integrated system of cameras, sensors and AI algorithms to track customers’ movements, detecting when they add or remove items from shelves.

In a similar system to that seen in Amazon Go and Amazon Fresh stores, the latter of which now has four locations in the UK, shoppers will need to download the app and tap in when entering the store before being charged automatically when leaving.

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