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TechCrunch reports that Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is about to begin testing a new Scan & Go system in a Dallas store that is designed to trial new technology.

According to the story, “The current Scan & Go system, launched two years ago, requires Sam’s Club shoppers to locate the barcode on the item they’re buying and scan it using the Sam’s Club mobile app. The app allows shoppers to account for items they’re buying as they place them in their shopping cart, then pay in the app instead of standing in line at checkout … The new scanning technology will instead use computer vision and ML (machine learning) to recognize products without scanning the barcode, cutting the time it takes for the app to identify the product in question.”
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