November 22, 2010
Japanese vending machine uses facial recognition
Here’s something to blow your mind. Vending machines that come with cameras that use facial recognition software to guess your sex and age. These machines know what you’re more likely to want to drink.
After identifying the customer, the smart machine will show images of “recommended” drinks, which will also alter according to the time of the day and the temperature.
The machine will suggest to a woman in her 20s, for example, a slightly sweeter beverage, based on the results of extensive market research, the company said.