Date: Tuesday, May 17 (Main Conference Day 1)
Start Time: 4:15 pm
End Time: 4:45 pm
Now that computers can see, the way people interact with things will never be the same. Grabango’s checkout-free shopping system allows you to shop in grocery and convenience stores without having to drag every single item over a barcode scanner to check out. Grabango’s technology sees every product, understands what they are and knows where they are at all times. As items leave the store, it generates receipts and charges customers appropriately. The system is deployed as a distributed embedded computing platform, running state-of-the-art neural networks, and is optimized for very high transaction volumes. In this talk, Will Glaser provides an overview of Grabango’s system and discusses how vision-based checkout systems are harder to design and build than alternative approaches but deliver compelling benefits. He’ll then cover why an embedded approach is so critical to serving consumers’ real-world needs.