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marcus66502 wrote

This does not cover the most common case: when someone just pretends to scan an item by running it over the scanner, but in reality is covering the barcode with the hand. Or when you have two items of the same kind, stacked one on top of the other, and you're just scanning one of them and dropping both in your own reusable bag, after hitting the "Skip bagging" option.

It also does not cover the case when someone is using big items in the cart to cover smaller items underneath it. Far from the claims made in the video, this AI software is a crude tool at best.

More to my point though, the ad video in the original link made absurd claims, such as "Get paid for every item, every time". Really? Who do they expect to fall for THAT? Retailers want to reduce labor cost and reduce SOME of the theft, but everyone knows that theft WILL happen no matter what. Getting paid for every item is just a sh!tty pipe dream.


Lifted_Hickory wrote

Everything you mention the SCO host could see. Now they carry a PDA that they can pull up the item list for each SCO. In addition to the POS terminal that displays all of them in real time.

Point is there are checks in place. I'm simply trying to educate here. No need for hostility.


Watchingfrasier wrote

Thanks for explaining all that better than I could. I’m not even 100% sure that stoplift was the program that Walmart uses for sure. I got dinged by it one day, and remembered the article you posted below. Stoplift was the first thing I found when I googled it.


marcus66502 wrote

Point is there are checks in place

I have no doubt there are checks in place. I'm not disputing that.

At the same time, if you're trying to tell me that there is software that can detect 100% of all the fraud at self check out, then you're being as absurd as the video ad makers who claim the retailer will "Get paid for every item, every time." If I was a retailer I wouldn't buy any product from this company. It's clear they're playing on retailers' desperation and wishes in order to sell them a product. They may as well claim to sell you a winning powerball lottery ticket.