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Digital revolution: You now have to smile to pay

Updated: Feb 13, 2018

Just smile to pay!! Facial recognition + AI = Innovation

Yes, that's true. "Smile to Pay" is the first innovate service launched( Sep,17) in a KFC store( Hangzhou, ,China) which enables customers to pay by just smiling and entering their phone numbers...Isn't that cool!!

Alipay, China's leading 3rd party online payment solution has come with this technology.

This technology uses a 3D camera and a “live-ness detection algorithm” to guarantee user’s identity.

As per Mckinsey study " China is in the midst of a digital revolution. During the course of 2013, the number of active smart devices grew from 380 million to 700 million.1 On Singles Day, the e-commerce marketplaces Taobao and Tmall posted more than RMB 36 billion. (almost $6 billion) in sales in just 24 hours. "

The best part is user's identity and privacy is protected by the complex proprietary algorithm thus preventing "Biometric Spoofing" . Enjoy the YouTube link where a lady makes payment with a smile and her phone number..Love the part where a group of people are trying to fool the Kiosk. Love to hear your comments..Happy blogging!!

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