New 'SmartCart' technology could change shopping forever

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 26 Jan 2020, 10:41AM
Imagr founder, CEO and major shareholder William Chomley with his company's SmartCart. (Photo / Dean Purcell)

New 'SmartCart' technology could change shopping forever

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 26 Jan 2020, 10:41AM

Queues at the supermarket checkout may be a thing of the past.

Auckland start-up Imagr has designed SmartCart – a trolley that uses artificial intelligence to identify items that are put into the cart. It connects to an app on your phone removing the need for customers to go through a checkout.

Toshiba TEC has backed them and to date they have raised $14 million in funding.

Founder and chief executive William Chomley joined Andrew Dickens to discuss how the cart works and what it would mean for your weekly shop.

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