Recode Daily: Amazon’s new grocery store eliminates the checkout line


It’s one of three brick-and-mortar concepts the company is testing.

Amazon unveiled a small grocery store concept called Amazon Go that does away with cashiers by using AI, computer vision and sensors to track customer selections and charge the purchases. The store is one of three brick-and-mortar formats the company is testing, with an eye toward building a 2,000-store grocery chain. — [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube will collaborate on a shared database of the digital “fingerprints” of online terror images and videos to speed the removal of that content from their services. — [Natalia Drozdiak / Wall Street Journal]

Google’s DeepMind and the Elon Musk-backed OpenAI lab are both making their artificial intelligence training tools available to all researchers. And Uber will create an AI division after acquiring startup Geometric Intelligence. — [Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg]

Volkswagen is spinning off a new company, Moia, focused on ride-hailing and autonomous vehicles. Among its first projects: On-demand electric commuter shuttles. Meanwhile, Ford raised $2.8 billion in debt to put toward self-driving cars, mobility services and electrified vehicles. — [Christoph Rauwald / Bloomberg]

Donald Trump, who has called climate change a “hoax,” met with former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore for what Gore called “an extremely interesting conversation.” — [Coral Davenport / New York Times]

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