BENGALURU: Lineless, cashless and cashierless stores are coming close to you. Online grocery BigBasket is planning to roll out unmanned convenience stores in Bengaluru sometime early next year as part of a pilot project that seeks to replicate an Amazon Go-like shopping experience. The plan is to have 10 such stores to begin with. Each store will have half a dozen self-service scales. Computer vision and AI will be used to understand the items you have bought and the amount you have to pay. All payments will be through digital modes.The project is being overseen by CTO Rakshit Daga's office. Sources told TOI that they have identified store locations. The pilot project will have vegetables, fruits and some packaged items. BigBasket declined to comment on the development. TOI has learnt that it’s in discussion with some tech vendors to implement the project. One of these is Ascendum, a US and Bengaluru-based company with 1,800 employees globally. An email sent to Ascendum did not … [Read more...] about BigBasket plans cashless, cashierless stores in Bengaluru
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