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There’s this meme that’s been cracking everyone up online. It jokes that AI isn’t some next-level tech marvel. Instead, picture this: 5,000 people in India, just sitting around, answering all our queries. It’s a funny take on the whole AI scene and pokes fun at the idea that maybe, just maybe, the big players like Big Tech, Big Pharma, and the government are pulling one over on us. And there’s this TikTok video that nails the humor perfectly.


How ChatGPT works #comedy #skit #chatgpt

♬ original sound – hotvickkrishna

This meme, as hilarious as it is, turns out to be not so far from the truth, and those who chuckled at the idea might just be onto something. You’ve probably heard about those Amazon Go stores, right? The ones that promised a futuristic shopping experience where you could just grab what you need and walk out, no checkout required—all thanks to what was touted as cutting-edge AI technology. Well, plot twist: as Amazon starts to cancel this “technology,” it turns out it wasn’t the AI doing the heavy lifting after all. Instead, it was actually a team of low-paid Indians, one thousand strong, sitting somewhere, monitoring what shoppers were adding to their baskets. So much for high-tech AI shopping, eh?!

Knowing what we know now, let’s take a moment to revisit that glossy marketing campaign Amazon rolled out for their so-called “high-tech” Go stores.

Can you believe this? A meme has once again come to life!

Here’s a closeup of the images:

Here’s the actual article from Gizmodo:

Amazon is phasing out its checkout-less grocery stores with “Just Walk Out” technology, first reported by The Information Tuesday. The company’s senior vice president of grocery stores says they’re moving away from Just Walk Out, which relied on cameras and sensors to track what people were leaving the store with.

Just over half of Amazon Fresh stores are equipped with Just Walk Out. The technology allows customers to skip checkout altogether by scanning a QR code when they enter the store. Though it seemed completely automated, Just Walk Out relied on more than 1,000 people in India watching and labeling videos to ensure accurate checkouts. The cashiers were simply moved off-site, and they watched you as you shopped.

Could it be that in Amazon’s playbook, AI really means “Anonymous Indians”? That would be the cherry on top of this funny meme turn of events. The whole “Just Walk Out” tech being what appears to be a mirage doesn’t really come as a shocker anymore. Time and again, we’ve seen our so-called elites and experts reveal themselves to be not that brilliant. But this revelation is not just a facepalm moment for Amazon—it’s a red flag waving high regarding their future. After all, this is a company that’s supposed to be at the forefront of tech innovation.