Time to never leave the house again: Now Your Groceries See You, Too

Mason Morris
Mason Morris

Walgreens is exploring new tech that turns your purchases, your movements, even your gaze, into data.

Walgreens is piloting a new line of “smart coolers”—fridges equipped with cameras that scan shoppers’ faces and make inferences on their age and gender. On January 14, the company announced its first trial at a store in Chicago in January, and plans to equip stores in New York and San Francisco with the tech.

Demographic information is key to retail shopping. Retailers want to know what people are buying, segmenting shoppers by gender, age, and income (to name a few characteristics) and then targeting them precisely. To that end, these smart coolers are a marvel.

If, for example, Pepsi launched an ad campaign targeting young women, it could use smart-cooler data to see if its campaign was working. These machines can draw all kinds of useful inferences: Maybe young men buy more Sprite if it’s displayed next to Mountain Dew. Maybe older women buy more ice cream on Thursday nights than any other day of the week. The tech also has “iris tracking” capabilities, meaning the company can collect data on which displayed items are the most looked at.

Crucially, the “Cooler Screens” system does not use facial recognition. Shoppers aren’t identified when the fridge cameras scan their face. Instead, the cameras analyze faces to make inferences about shoppers’ age and gender. First, the camera takes their picture, which an AI system will measure and analyze, say, the width of someone’s eyes, the distance between their lips and nose, and other micro measurements. From there, the system can estimate if the person who opened the door is, say, a woman in her early 20s or a male in his late 50s. It’s analysis, not recognition.

The distinction between the two is very important. In Illinois, facial recognition in public is outlawed under BIPA, the Biometric Privacy Act. For two years, Google and Facebook fought class-actions suits filed under the law, after plaintiffs claimed the companies obtained their facial data without their consent. Home-security cams with facial-recognition abilities, such as Nest or Amazon’s Ring, also have those features disabled in the state; even Google’s viral “art selfie” app is banned. The suit against Facebook was dismissed in January, but privacy advocates champion BIPA as a would-be template for a world where facial recognition is federally regulated.

Walgreens’s camera system makes note only of what shoppers picked up and basic information on their age and gender. Last year, a Canadian mall used cameras to track shoppers and make inferences about which demographics prefer which stores. Shoppers’ identities weren’t collected or stored, but the mall ended the pilot after widespread backlash.

The smart cooler is just one of dozens of tracking technologies emerging in retail. At Amazon Go stores, for example—which do not have cashiers or self-checkout stations—sensors make note of shoppers’ purchases and charge them to their Amazon account; the resulting data are part of the feedback loop the company uses to target ads at customers, making it more money.

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Sebastian Sullivan
Sebastian Sullivan

People should stop drinking that poison anyway, you will feel better.

Christopher Long
Christopher Long

I no longer want to participate in this society and would be better off leaving it altogether before ((they)) make mind reading beacons to detect wrong-think so I was debating whether if I should gather as much as books as I can and move to the countryside. Buying and transporting thousands of books will be costly though so I was also thinking about buying a Kindle and storing all my books in there. But then there is the risk of Kindle breaking down.

What do you guys think? Is there a better way I can escape this hell?

Adam Powell
Adam Powell

It’s analysis, not recognition.
What did they mean by this?

True, but it's not as much about the soda as being only a matter of time before there's a smart refrigerator in every single aisle feeding data to hundreds of food company's amazon rekognition AI. And do you really think a supermarket or convenience store is a prime example of secure computing? Anyone including food company spooks or glow niggers could access any of them whenever they wanted.

Alexander Price
Alexander Price

machine assumes gender
<company gets bankrupt because machines they make are transphobic and thus illegal to use
machine recognizes a black male in his early 20s
<goes into lockdown mode to prevent theft
machine recognizes distinct nasal features of jewish male in his 50s
<door opens as machine mistakes the person for its owner

Liam King
Liam King

It is due to this news that we no longer have any means to fight back against our Jewish overlords. It is clearer than ever that we have lost and have no choice but to surrender. It's all over for us. We are done.
yfw blackpillfag was completely right

What do you guys think? Is there a better way I can escape this hell?
Suicide is the only way you will be able to escape. We lost. (((They))) won. An eternity of darkness awaits us.

Isaac Fisher
Isaac Fisher

they don't shop at local retailers
My sides

Ian Kelly
Ian Kelly

Blackpillbot your opinion was noted but pls dont shit up my thread thanks

Landon Garcia
Landon Garcia

Those aren't safe either. In as soon as one year, (((they))) will have their tendrils in everything. There is nothing you can do about this. Dystopia is forever.

Cameron Hernandez
Cameron Hernandez

Not a bot, just someone who actually listened when Zig Forums users said to abandon all hope.

Charles Rivera
Charles Rivera

Retailers want to know what people are buying, segmenting shoppers by gender, age, and income (to name a few characteristics) and then targeting them precisely.
Target for what? Is the local supermarket going to send me ads to my mail or what? Bullshit. They just want to collect data because they can and storage is cheap as fuck. People should just put electric tape over the cameras in protest every time they go shopping. Or even better, stickers that are a bitch to remove without leaving residue.

Aiden Davis
Aiden Davis

a woman in her early 20s or a male in his late 50s
a woman
a male
These faggot journalists at the Atlantic can't even use the word "man" anymore.

Justin Long
Justin Long

They just want to collect data because they can and storage is cheap as fuck.
Precisely why (((they))) will win in the end.

People should just put electric tape over the cameras in protest every time they go shopping
Nobody will do this. Protest is a pipe dream. Conformity is eternal now. It's all over for us.

Caleb Cox
Caleb Cox

machine recognizes shlomo
<25% discount, flash the lights a few times and play hava nagila
machine recognizes filthy goy
<25% price increase (the smart fridge changes the smart price tag before the increase is perceptible)
machine recognizes nigger
<door locks and EBT mode activates, only unlocks after user has pointed to their selection and paid

Zachary Kelly
Zachary Kelly

The target audience for soda drinks are niggers. They're going to love this, because any time they see a camera, it becomes their opportunity to become famous.
Vid related. Look how the white people react versus the nog.
youtube.com/watch?v=oYSVTv7btqg

You'll never win an anti-botnet privacy argument against a nigger. All of their details are online, and most are raised by government funds anyways.

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Owen Long
Owen Long

Download the Libgen archive with torrents, store it in duplicate with one copy in a sealed lead box to increase chances of survivng an atmospheric EMP. If one hard drive fails find a way to venture back into society to get a new one to keep it backed up if you can.

Elijah Torres
Elijah Torres

We fucking surrender. It's all over. Jews are Gods now.

Christopher Ross
Christopher Ross

I no longer want to participate in this society
Society is what allows you reliable access to water and food, also whats enforces laws against theft and murder.
You need to take care of a lot of things by yourself if you plan to distance yourself from society, and you won't be able to escape fully.

Jeremiah Bennett
Jeremiah Bennett

If you don't fuck off.... I'm gonna report you.... To the jannies...

William Diaz
William Diaz

Indeed. At this point, there is absolutely no escape. We have lost. (((They))) have won forever. The dystopia is inevitable, and eternal.

Carter Hughes
Carter Hughes

The only thing left is to negotiate our surrender.

Isaiah Green
Isaiah Green

Fuck them. My fridge (Bauknecht) is running since the early 90s, and I only had to change the transformer on one occasion and the gasket on another.

Thomas Howard
Thomas Howard

Read the protocols. They want every race destroyed and a planet for themselves. No negotiation out of this, buddy. It's us or them.

Cameron Sullivan
Cameron Sullivan

I hope people vandalize this shit.

Noah Phillips
Noah Phillips

Reminder
Leftists are okay with this as long as they get to keep their sexual liberation, get UBI, and are give n free healthcare/housing.

Andrew Morales
Andrew Morales

I seriously hope you top off the gas every once in a while

Jeremiah Sanders
Jeremiah Sanders

Nobody will. There will never be any pushback against this for as long as we live.

And leftists control us. They will call the shots and will totally permit this. We have laready lost the fight. (((They))) always win.

Nicholas Stewart
Nicholas Stewart

won't store personally identifiable data
Bullshit. How long til law enforcement says this is an important method to catch criminals, by identifying them at the store when they're trying to buy a drink?

Yeah but soon it won't be just soda.

Josiah Fisher
Josiah Fisher

You're right, but it doesn't really matter anymore. They will spread this tech all over the world in 2 years, and everyone but us will celebrate. We have lost, and we will have to deal with that loss our whole lives. There will no longer be any fighting back. There will no longer be any freedom. It's all over for us.

Luis Turner
Luis Turner

Deutsche Qualität. Of course I have an entire autistic maintenance plan for every electronic and mechanical gadget in my household.

Noah Baker
Noah Baker

If the war is lost then why are you hanging around just complaining? Why not off yourself or just be a hedonist if you're so sure there's no hope?

Adam Harris
Adam Harris

Don't forget the compressor lube

Kayden Collins
Kayden Collins

Dude, I'm the guy you invite to your barbecue party, who then spontaneously wipes out a can of WD-40 because your veranda door made a squeaky sound...of course I refresh lubricant in regular intervals.

Parker Bennett
Parker Bennett

he uses a water displacer as a lubricant
Please only put refrigeration oil inside your compressor

Dominic Edwards
Dominic Edwards

Leftists are okay with this as long as they get to keep their sexual liberation, get UBI, and are give n free healthcare/housing.
So basically, everyone but us 10-20 autists will accept it with open arms. We're fucking done. (((They))) win again. (((They))) always win.

Juan Taylor
Juan Taylor

But I do.

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Parker Baker
Parker Baker

You're not supposed to use WD-40 as lubricant? What are you supposed to use?

Isaiah Gomez
Isaiah Gomez

good goy, keep shilling a fake book

Adrian Rivera
Adrian Rivera

fake book
I love how you jews always jump on the "it's debunked" response when the protocols come up. Thing is...it doesn't matter who wrote it under what pretense. What matters is that it was written over a hundred years ago and that it point for point described the future more accurately than every scientist or your jewish nutjob Nostradamus ever did. Or in short; don't shoot the messenger, shoot the message...if you can.

Jack Hill
Jack Hill

Depends on the application. For a door hinge, you should apply something like a moly grease applied to the contact surfaces after unhinging the door.

Nathan Ortiz
Nathan Ortiz

I use WD-40 twice a year on my doors without unhinging them and never had any rust, sticky problems, moldy wood or squeaky noises. And it takes like 30 seconds.

Michael Ramirez
Michael Ramirez

Like I always say in these kind of threads: stop being a consumerist faggot, save a lot of money and buy land to live uncle Ted-like.

Logan Rogers
Logan Rogers

not a bot
programmed by others
Choose one and only one, machine.

Samuel Nguyen
Samuel Nguyen

Try moly grease next time

Sebastian Butler
Sebastian Butler

Why tho? Longevity? Btw I also use WD-40 outside on my barn doors, seasonally and also without unhinging. Never had any problems for over a decade. Sell me on grease, user.

Levi Sanders
Levi Sanders

take self driving car to smart store
check in at weighing station
step on smart scale and retina scanner to verify your weight and identity
scan ipad screen with digital coupons generated based on your 'weight based recommendations' and shopper history
earn social credit differential based on your 'dwell time' in the store, ie if you are wandering around you are costing the company's monitoring resources at a higher rate than faster shoppers
social credit will decrease if you buy meat, or alcohol, and increases if you only buy tofu and sugary cereal with cartoons on the box
genetic analysis and retina-correlation based advertisements everywhere, earn positive credit for viewing them
store only stocks one display model, and/or shows a digital picture frame with a picture of the product and price in case of perishables such as meat, and you push a button to have it delivered to your home address with delivery drones
head over to the smart scooter charging station, leave kids in the 'fortnite cage'
mount smart scooter, plug in phone, enter credit card information and social security number
agree to terms and conditions to pay based on mileage, wheel-wear and other mechanical cost factors as well as electricity consumption
opt-in to the smart scooter's third party insurance policy in case of accident ($5)
agree to store's code of conduct and gender fluidity policy
sign in with google/facebook
fasten smart scooter's seat belt
ready to shop at last
subway ad plays and asks if you would like a pre-flight meal
tablet mounted to the handlebars scans your retina and face, and makes 'analytical recommendations' based on your 'customer type', and shows a map of the store
asks if you would like it to drive you around the store based on the shortest path between items from an infinite list of recommended items (gratis), or would prefer manual control ($20 flat fee)
advertisements play as you automatically scoot from item to item, based on recommendations of a) items placed into the basket since store entry and b) previous shopping and social media insights
play angry birds between ads or opt into the feature film on the smart scooter's screen as it drives you from item to item
finish shopping, return smart cart, go home, wait 3-4 days for delivery

Nathan Martin
Nathan Martin

It's more durable, and when it gets used up the hinge won't squeak, it will just make more resistance.
Obviously, if you decide to change over, give the hinges a thorough cleaning and apply new washers.

Isaiah King
Isaiah King

This is the only future we are going to be living in. Ignore anyone who says otherwise. SV kikes win forever.

Christopher Ortiz
Christopher Ortiz

I've worked on several firearms that were gummed up beyond usability from WD-40 buildup. If it sits long enough for the volatiles to evaporate off this happens. It's a water displacer, it displaces water. Wasn't designed to lubricate and if it does it's just a happy accident. It's great for preventing corrosion though as it was designed to do.

Cameron Myers
Cameron Myers

I've worked on several firearms that were gummed up beyond usability from WD-40 buildup
Just dunk'em into Ameroid DC lol

Jason Parker
Jason Parker

Are the children delivered from the fortnite cage in 3-4 days also?
great satire

Brandon Young
Brandon Young

great satire
Indeed. Very accurate, too. There will be no other future for us, the powers that be have claimed this world to themselves indefinitely, and they will never be stopped. Anyone who disagrees needs to go back.

Angel Stewart
Angel Stewart

Did that transphobic shitlord cooler just gender me?

Jaxson Baker
Jaxson Baker

Maybe young men buy more Sprite if it’s displayed next to Mountain Dew.
Someone please think of the Dew. Not everybody can sell the most soda from every given cooler. They must use another variable like the popularity by geographical location. This is somebody's job. Finding the geo-optimal soda pop flux rate by latitudinal and longitudinal sales volume and cooler configurations using copy pasted AI libraries in python. Truly, we are making leaps and bounds as a fully integrated cloud connected society.

Isaiah Harris
Isaiah Harris

Get your bulk tendies and never look back.

Liam Collins
Liam Collins

Gligar, don't you have some dragon dildoes to order?

Nathaniel Johnson
Nathaniel Johnson

They already do collect data on best selling sodas by region in order to target advertising campaigns, but yeah the fact that this is what nascent facial recognition software is being used for is pretty clown world.

Luis Collins
Luis Collins

opt-in
sounds like a better dystopia then the one were living in tbh

Caleb Thomas
Caleb Thomas

This sounds like a potential /POL/ op involving people mooning and/or flipping off soda coolers a Failgreens.

Josiah Fisher
Josiah Fisher

buy my book goy, who cares if it's a scam

Noah Baker
Noah Baker

also whats enforces laws against theft and murder.
he thinks these laws are enforced on niggers
the only thing protecting any white person from theft and murder is a gun in hand, prove me wrong
you can't

Cameron Peterson
Cameron Peterson

someone needs to kill the people that program these things

Carson Wilson
Carson Wilson

Goddamnit. This sounds ten times worse than the xbone grinding a probe up your ass to check your privilege.

Xavier Stewart
Xavier Stewart

Target for what? Is the local supermarket going to send me ads to my mail or what? Bullshit.
Stores and markets always send catalogs and etc in the mail.

Mason Myers
Mason Myers

They don’t fucking send me anything. I once forgot to check my mailbox for a month. I checked it and found there wasn’t anything there anyway.

Dylan Martin
Dylan Martin

Time to never leave the house again
It's what I've been doing for more than a year. Going outside is intolerable, I just can't do it, so I don't. It's that or suicide, I guess. I don't drink any of that crap, though.

Nolan Gutierrez
Nolan Gutierrez

And it's what's going to happen. There is nothing you can do to stop it. Everyone knows that. We surrender the future to our jewish overlords.

It's that or suicide, I guess
This. We have no other choice. We should have listened.

Kevin James
Kevin James

You are the only one saying that.

Parker Watson
Parker Watson

We get the point faggot, stop replying to every post with the same sentences.

Brayden Brown
Brayden Brown

prove me wrong
Simple, are all niggers you see trying to kill you, or even steal your stuff?
Nope, because they understand that would go poorly for them, and they understand that because there's a society that protects its members.
If you go in a society-less place, something like Liberia when it was founded, you will notice the difference immediately.

Joshua Carter
Joshua Carter

There's something called saturation mailing. They can pay the post office to basically send a catalog to every residential address in a zip code. In fact that's one of the ways in which USPS supports itself now.

I also get a lot of shit due to bugmen who lived at my place before me probably just giving their info to anyone who asks. If it's in their name I can return it as wrong address and that usually stops the catalogs from that company, but most of them are smart enough to say "current resident".

It's mostly catalogs for stores I would never go to because there's closer ones that everybody uses that are a million times better. Why do they bother collecting all this info if they still utterly fail to deliver me any relevant marketing? Maybe the real meta here is to figure out the least targeted demographic and do everything you can to pass as that.

Gavin Sanders
Gavin Sanders

Walgreens is piloting a new line of “smart coolers”—fridges equipped with cameras that scan shoppers’ faces and make inferences [based] on their age and gender [and physical features and clothing].
walk to store up to cooler to pull out a coke (the only reason i went in the grocer)
KONICHIWA
entire GUI becomes covered in lolis and pokemonz
lolishit Chest Flattener starts playing: youtube.com/watch?v=3Uizb8feoVg
DESU DESU DESU DESU B-BAKA H-H-HHENTAI!!
strange looks from other people in the store
spaghetti falls out of pocket, etc

Dominic Collins
Dominic Collins

Dystopia is forever.
Duh, he's the /b/ mod.

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Jonathan Mitchell
Jonathan Mitchell

(and possibly others)
die (((jew))). die.
(((kikes))) are dead forever. We Are Free. We NEVER fall for (((kike))) lies.

Eli Brown
Eli Brown

I really wanna rape her! Little girls always make me excited sexually!