• Walmart exec reveals why it canceled its Amazon Go-like cashierless program in stores - and what the company is working on instead

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    In 2017 and 2018, Walmart pilot tested a program called "Scan & Go" in 125 stores. The program let customers use a smartphone or handheld device to check out items without going to a cashier.
    The program expanded in January 2018 but ended in April, with Walmart citing lack of customer adoption.
    Speaking at the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show conference on Sunday, Walmart CTO Jeremy King revealed the company decided to pull the plug on the program due to it being error-prone and difficult to scale.
    King also expressed interest in computer vision as the technology matures "in a...
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