Incident 364: Walmart's Bagging-Detection False Positives Exposed Workers to Health Risk

Description: Walmart's theft-deterring bagging-detection system allegedly exposed workers to health risks during the coronavirus pandemic when its false positives prompted workers to unnecessarily step in to resolve the issue.


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Alleged: Everseen developed an AI system deployed by Walmart, which harmed Walmart employees.

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Self-Checkout Headaches May Be Putting Walmart Workers Too Close To Shoppers · 2020

When Walmart began rolling out a new theft-deterrence system three years ago, the retail giant hoped it would improve the self-checkout experience for shoppers while saving the company money.

The artificial-intelligence-based system, develo…


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