New Self-Service Machines To ‘Guilt’ Shoplifters

Thursday, 15th June 2017 at 4:11pm

As reported on the Mail Online website, Australian self-service checkouts may soon offer ‘human conversation’ in a move to combat shoplifting in supermarkets.

Researchers from Queensland’s Univeristy of Technology believe the machines may soon offer personal greetings and friendly comments to guilt shoplifters out of stealing.

The research follows a crackdown by New South Wales Police last year, when they vowed to charge shoplifters over thefts as small as AUS$2.

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