One of the best things about machine learning has got to be the way that it can simplify mundane tasks. The team over at CodersCafe has applied a machine learning-based approach to simplifying one such task — the checkout process after a shopping trip. Using computer vision and a neural network classifier, their device — called AutoBill — will identify anything that has been placed on a counter, automatically generate a bill, and accept a mobile payment. When using AutoBill, there is no need to scan each item, or to try and look up the item code for those lychees while the next person in the self-checkout line taps their foot and checks their watch.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.edgeimpulse.com/blog/check-this-out-autobill