KFC Beijing is Introducing Facial Recognition Ordering

Are you afraid of future technologies using facial recognition software to track your every movement and action? Then you might want to avoid visiting a KFC in Beijing, where you the company has started to employ facial-recognition software to decide what you want to order. It's not as scary as it sounds though, the restaurant isn't really using full facial recognition. Instead, the software will identify the visitor's age and sex, as well as other factors like the weather and time of day to estimate what that customer will want to order. For example, a male customer in his 20s ordering in the afternoon on a warm day might want a popcorn chicken combo, while an older female in her 40s ordering in on a chilly morning want poridge (which they sell in Beijing).

Of course, that doesn't mean the technology won't help push forward the scary kind of facial recognition, so it might be best to avoid anyway.

Read more about the strange idea at The Guardian.

Via Travel and Leisure

http://www.travelandleisure.com/syndication/kfc-facial-recognition-china?xid=NL_JustIn012217

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