Japanese cash register can recognize the jelly donut you're buying

System uses camera to identify baked goods without bar codes

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The latest from Japan - DigInfo News brings us a report on a point-of-sale visual recognition system being used in a Tokyo bakery that can identify the types of baked goods that get placed on a scanner at the cash register. The system is used to help new cashiers who might not be able to tell the difference between a baguette and a donut.

I can't wait for this to show up at my local Dunkin Donuts.

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