A smart shopping cart enabled with AI and computer vision automatically charges customers for the items placed inside

New Zealand-based startup IMAGR has been working on a seamless customer experience for the retail space by eliminating the check-out process entirely. Its new product, Smartcart, uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to scan products automatically as shoppers place them in their cart, which must be paired to their smartphone when they first claim it.

After adding credit card details to the smartphone app, all a customer has to do to scan and pay for an item is simply put it in the cart. Charges will only occur when the shopper leaves the supermarket with their selected groceries, so if they change their mind about any of the items while browsing, they can just put them back on the shelf.

The cart includes a set of small cameras that photograph the products from every angle, in order to determine what each one is. It can take IMAGR up to 30 days to itemize the inventory of one supermarket. Trials for the Smartcart will start in April.

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Lead image: Shopping in the supermarket via Shutterstock

New Zealand-based startup IMAGR has been working on a seamless customer experience for the retail space by eliminating the check-out process entirely. Its new product, Smartcart, uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to scan products automatically as shoppers place them in their cart, which must be paired to their smartphone when they first claim it.

After adding credit card details to the smartphone app, all a customer has to do to scan and pay for an item is simply put it in the cart. Charges will only occur when the shopper leaves the supermarket with their selected groceries, so if they change their mind about any of the items while browsing, they can just put them back on the shelf.