Walking into a gas station and having to interact with a cashier is a thing of the past due to the efforts of the hot new startup, Standard Cognition. The company has gained the public’s recognition for harnessing artificial intelligence to create a checkout system that does not require a cashier. Standard Cognition has already announced a partnership with Alimentation Couche-Tard to set up a pilot test for their AI checkout system. If the trial is successful, other convenient stores like Circle K likely adopt the system, signifying a new approach to how businesses run their checkout system.