A new kind of mart. Perhaps Amazon is accelerating on service perks because it’s trying to keep ahead of retail giant Walmart. It has 2-day free shipping, but also a larger physical store footprint than Amazon, and one that it’s looking to upgrade. The company just opened a new retail experience that, like Amazon’s Go stores, uses in-store cameras and sensors. However, unlike Go, which does away with most humans and checkout kiosks, the Walmart test store in Levittown, NY, uses those sensors and AI to track inventory and make sure shelves are stocked and food is fresh. There are other tech perks like an interactive wall and the visibility of the big servers running the whole place. I know I want to check it out.