HAWTHORNE, N.Y. -- For seven years Dr. Jonathan Connell has toiled laboriously in IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center here, trying to invent a way supermarket cashiers could better identify fruits and vegetables. He thinks he's got it. It's called Veggie Vision. After several modifications, Connell is now predicting that Veggie Vision is about one year away from debuting at a supermarket near you. How's it work? Quite simply, by taking pictures of the produce after it is placed on a ...

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