Japanese bank to roll out facial recognition ATMs to customers

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Seven Bank and NEC Corporation have teamed up to bring the identify verification tech to ATMs. Japanese bank Seven Bank is providing its customers with facial recognition ATMs, which will be enabled with the identity verification technology and a QR (quick response) code reader for document authentication and payments. NEC Corporation, the Japanese multinational provider of information technology services and products, has provided the tech that’s been integrated into the machines. The NEC technology is part of the company’s Bio-Idiom portfolio of biometric authentication technologies. The facial recognition ATMs will…

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Facebook facial recognition is rolling out to all users

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Facebook is replacing its tag suggestion feature with facial recognition. The Facebook facial recognition feature is now being offered to all users. However, the social media giant has been careful to keep the controversial feature opt-in by default. New Facebook users and existing users who currently have the “tag suggestions” setting will be alerted to the facial recognition feature and will receive information about how it works. The feature will not automatically recognize a user in photos or videos unless it is turned on. The original feature, called “tag suggestions,”…

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New Mavely shopping app rewards customers for shopping, sharing and influencing

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The Chicago-based startup announced the launch of its unique shopping and affiliate app. The newly launched Mavely shopping app targets women shoppers and has been designed with the objective to reward its user for purchasing and recommending products from over 100 direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands. The mobile shopping program gives users the chance to earn cash back on the products they buy. Users can earn affiliate commissions off purchases. More specifically, the app allows users to discover up-and-coning D2C brands, earn affiliate commissions off their purchases, and tap into their own…

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London cocktail bar to test facial recognition tech to better serve customers

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The technology helps bar staff know who is next in line for a pint. Facial recognition tech has been deployed at a cocktail bar in England’s capital. However, unlike how this technology is typically used by police and airport security, the purpose of the scanners that have been employed at 5cc Harrild & Sons is to ensure that customers are served on a first-come-first-serve basis. Since being implemented, the technology has reportedly reduced serving times. The facial recognition tech used by the bar has been integrated into an internet-connected webcam,…

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Beauty filters to be added to Alipay’s facial recognition payments system

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Alipay is catering to China’s beauty culture. Alipay, a Chinese third-party mobile and online payment platform, recently announced that it would soon add beautifying filters in its facial recognition payments systems at retail locations across China. A survey revealed that those who use facial scanning tech to make payments feel ugly when doing so. The announcement, which was made on July 2, comes after the results of a recent poll conducted by Sina Technology. The tech news portal surveyed over 40,000 people, who were asked if scanning their faces when…

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