WeChat accounts could double as state IDs in China

WeChat accounts could double as state IDs in China

Some WeChat users in China will soon be able to use the chat app as a state-issued ID card. Financial Times reports that those living in Guangdong’s capital city Guangzhou will be able to use facial recognition to link their identities to the app in the Nansha district this week. The feature will apparently roll […]

Marmite ‘TasteFace’ Takes Facial Recognition to the Next Level

Marmite ‘TasteFace’ Takes Facial Recognition to the Next Level

Marmite, Unilever’s famous spread, has launched a new digital experience that analyses your emotions whilst you taste Marmite, to discover, in real-time, whether you are likely to be born a lover or a hater. The technology has been developed by digital creative agency AnalogFolk. Visit tasteface.marmite.co.uk on your mobile and try some Marmite. TasteFace and […]

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]

Blippar brings Facial Recognition technology with AR face profiles

Blippar brings Facial Recognition technology with AR face profiles

Blippar, the Augmented reality and computer vision technology company is thrilled to announce the beta launch of Halos, Blippar’s Augmented Reality Face Profiles. This new in-app feature builds on our existing facial recognition technology and allows users to create and customize their own AR Face Profile, called a ‘Halo’. This, makes facial recognition technology directly accessible […]

Mastercard app lets online shoppers pay with a selfie

Mastercard app lets online shoppers pay with a selfie

Mastercard is about to start letting customers in the UK and Europe pay for goods online by using their face instead of a password. Having already been trialled in the US and Canada, the service, called Identity Check Mobile, asks for customers to pose for a photograph of their face to authenticate online purchases. Shoppers […]