Amazon has always valued itself to ideate and germinate the most ‘far-out' projects on the transformative technology front. To quote CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, "If you double the number of experiments you do per year, you’re going to double your inventiveness."
A true pioneer, in every sense of the word, Bezos goes by a very subtle and ingenious ideology: "It's always Day 1." This all-encompassing notion is what drives the company to not be a driftwood, rather be the fulcrum of groundbreaking innovations.
After establishing itself as an e-commerce giant, the company, in the last five years, has indulged in exhaustive future technology research. Advancing their focus into inventing and developing 'unique' products and services that grant customers an unprecedented user-experience. Be it the launch of its Prime Video in 2006, to the introduction of Alexa as a steady response to Apple’s Siri - the company never limited its avenues, given it started as an online book store.
This is a transformation that Amazon is proud of, if the news of its futuristic launches are any indication. On that note, here are seven of the company’s futuristic game-changers that the world should be excitedly looking out for.
The initiative was recently patented and would presumably deliver the goods safely without harming either the contents or anything (or anyone) on the ground.
Echo Look, a new Amazon device with built-in LED lighting and depth-sensing camera, was recently unveiled at an event. At $199.99, it allows users to take full-length photos and videos, that too hands-free. The device also incorporates Amazon’s Alexa, which is said to rope in up to $10 billion in revenue to the company by 2020.
Through Amazon Go, a customer can visit a store, pick out the things they need off the shelf, and then walk out without having to wait in a long line! Using the same technology that is used in self-driving cars and sensor fusion, Amazon Go helps keep track of the kind and number of objects which are being taken off the shelves - with the receipt for the entire shopping list being charged to the customer’s Amazon account.
While this isn’t a new concept per say, the company updated and launched its ‘Amazon Rekognition’ last week. Owing to the new update, Amazon can now identify and contain suggestive or explicit content, while customers visit your website. It will also come with a series of new filters, using which you can determine the kind of images and content you think is appropriate to put up on your site.