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Google AI Research on Product Recognition in Supermarkets

Changing the physical purchasing experience

A Software Engineer at Google Research named Chao Chen published on the Google AI Blog the 11th of August 2020. The article published was named: On-device Supermarket Product Recognition. Although I have been writing mostly about natural-language processing the last few days I thought I would take a short break from this endeavour to look at this research.

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Early experiments with on-device product recognition in a Swiss supermarket, posted on Google AI blog.

“When the user aims their smartphone camera at the product, Lookout identifies it and speaks aloud the brand name and product size.”

How is this accomplished?

  • An on-device product index.
  • MediaPipe object tracking
  • Optical character recognition model.
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Model posted on Google AI blog

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AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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