Facial recognition technology ushers in the next generation of seamless transactions...
Consumers are demanding ever more seamless ways to get the things they want. And retailers are answering the call with new payment technology that harnesses facial recognition and mobile apps for fast, frictionless transactions. In China, retail giant Alibaba allows customers at its cashierless Hema stores to pay via facial recognition at special kiosks. Shoppers can also check out using the store’s app which allows them to find out more about products, logs their purchases, and notes delivery addresses.
Meanwhile over at KFC, customers can make use of the Smile to Pay kiosk to settle up. This uses a 3D camera and a sophisticated algorithm to prevent fraud, verifying that the face in front of the camera is a human and not a photo used to trick the system.
So now, you can just grin and go.
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