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Top 5 At 5: The Death of Amazon's AI-Powered Supermarkets

Affendi Yang Amri, President, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences

05-Apr-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: The Death of Amazon's AI-Powered Supermarkets

Today's top 5 stories are:

1. Amazon scrapping its grab-and-go supermarket model, where customers can get an item, have it be scanned by AI sensors, and Just Walk Out. This is following reports that in actuality, 1,000 Indian workers were watching customers as they shopped, to make sure checkouts were accurate. Amazon, however, has said that their workers only validated a small amount of visits, when its AI couldn't make a determination.

2. Kelantan recording nearly 600 fires in the first 3 months of this year.

3. Popek Popek Senate (the cousin of Popek Popek Parlimen), our coverage of the recently concluded Dewan Negara, which approved 17 bills.

4. The arrest of Umno Youth Chief Dr Akmal Saleh, who is being probed under the Sedition Act. This comes after two police reports were lodged against him for a controversial speech he made regarding KK Mart's socks.

5. Our top story: Mussels found in a resort town in Port Dickson has been reported to be contaminated by dangerous biotoxins, following eight cases of food poisoning.

For these stories, we heard from Ahmad Afandi, Senior Analyst from ISIS Malaysia and Ryan Chua of Pusat KOMAS.

Image credit: Sundry Photography, Shutterstock

Produced by: Sudais Ferhard, Hannah Kuah, Alia Zefri

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharaad Kuttan

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