BingoBox, China’s unmanned store startup, unveiled today its new AI solution called “Fan AI”, a smart goods shelving and new check-out payment method powered by image recognition, facial recognition, and machine learning.

BingoBox is a 24-hour self-service convenience store. With a simple smartphone scan, customers are able to enter the store, pick the goods, and pass through check-out with RFID. Now BingoBox wants to get rid of the RFID tags and instead scan the items with a camera powered by image recognition technology. With the newly launched setup, customers can pile up the goods at the check-out counter and pay with a smartphone scan on WeChat Pay or Alipay.

Watch: Video: We tested one of China’s unmanned stores and this is what we found

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