British supermarkets to trial facial recognition software for age verification purposes

Facial Recognition Software - Technology - Digital - Age Verification

Facial recognition will be used for the first time in UK supermarkets. Facial recognition software will be used in UK supermarkets for the purpose of verifying the age of people purchasing cigarettes and alcohol. This is the first time this technology will be used in the nation’s supermarkets. The pilot project is slated to be operational by the end of 2018. By the end of the year, the facial recognition software program is expected to roll out and is likely to be applied more widely in UK supermarkets in 2019.…

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Study shows that augmented reality can be used to uncover a person’s vital information by scanning their face alone

AR Face Recognition

In the age of technology, privacy is constantly under threat. Whether it be financial information or mundane, personal details, privacy has come under fire lately from various groups inhabiting the Internet. Perhaps the greatest protection one could have in this day and age is anonymity. Being anonymous offers a level of protection that is difficult to match, allowing people to hide away information that could be used against them. Anonymity may be coming to an end, however, at the hands of augmented reality technology. A new study from the Carnegie…

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Augmented reality can return sight to the blind with a new pair of bionic glasses

Augmented Reality Technology

Bionics have always been considered to be well nestled in the realm of science fiction. There is no doubting that technology has progressed to a point in which the concept can be applied to the real world, but current applications of bionics are still cumbersome. A group of scientists from the Oxford University in London, however, may be pushing bionic technology to the next level, with the help of augmented reality. British researchers are working on a pair of high tech glasses that will, hopefully, help the blind see again.…

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