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Good news for consumers who have been frustrated by existing self-checkout options: Sam’s Club, Walmart’s members-only warehouse, will test an app update that uses a camera to identify products in a shopper’s cart by hovering over them instead of having to locate and scan barcodes.
The test will take place at its tech-lab-meets-retail-club, Sam’s Club Now, in Dallas this spring.
The new functionality uses computer vision and machine learning to help customers check out faster. In a video demo, scanning a pack of water took 3.4