Humans still needed for unstaffed stores in Japan as robots fail

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Robots may soon be taking over more and more jobs, but one article suggests that unstaffed stores in Japan may not be ready to let go of humans just yet. According to an article on chaos erupted at a fully unstaffed Japanese shop recently, which pointed to the pitfalls of technology. The article told of a shopper who tried the store for the first time but was left with error messages in wanting to check out and pay for the items he wanted to buy, leaving him needing to deal with a human in the end who needed to refill the cash register for change and reboot another computer.

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