AI無人レジ

[Featured Image: First page of the related manga – I never expect anything less from Japan.]

[Greek text]
Τεστάρουν μη επανδρωμένο ταμείο σε σούπερ μάρκετ και του βγάλαν ήδη manga.
Για να μη μιλάς με κανέναν απολύτως, όταν λιγουρεύεσαι μια σοκολατίτσα και κατεβαίνεις στο μίνι μάρκετ με τις πιζάμες.  [σταθμός JR oomiya]

[English text]
A new breakthrough is paving its way currently in Japan. At present, an unmanned AI cashier register for conbini (short for convenience store) is being tested at the JR Oomiya station in Saitama. A (fanfic?) manga is already out to describe the experience by twitter user @hal_akito. No need to dress up decently when going to grab a ‘calorie mate’ for your midnight cold winter cravings. Everyone admits that the shortage of employees in Japan is overwhelming, but to me it looks an extra step to reduce [even such a crude version of] human communication in everyday life, in a country where courtesy is valued more than close relationships. What are your thoughts?

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