Saturday, December 9, 2017

Facial-Recognition Technology at the Cutting Edge of Retail

Intel, Foxconn Technology Group and Asia Pacific Telecom, this week offered their first public showcase of facial recognition technology based on a Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) 5G solution. The proof-of-concept demonstration in Taiwan showed how retailers could offer customers new shopping experiences with just a scan of a shopper’s face. 

The highly interactive demonstrations included use of facial-recognition technology for residential and business access control, a virtual shopping service and a pay-via-face identification entertainment service using artificial intelligence (AI) and Multi-access Edge Computing. The technology can integrate with facial recognition systems to provide high-speed authentication and, for customers who opt in, a high-touch and exclusive shopping experience.