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Intel demos facial recognition payments powered by 5G

posted onDecember 6, 2017
by l33tdawg

Intel has shown off new facial recognition technology that shows how the service could potentially be used to make payments in the entertainment and retail industries.

Demoed by Intel and Foxconn, it uses Intel's Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) 5G, together with advanced facial-recognition technology and artificial intelligence (AI). "MEC and facial recognition systems used in smart retail can complete the payment authentication process within 0.03 seconds," Intel said.

"This reduces the risk of personal information leakage and credit card fraud. Facial recognition is expected to be introduced to a variety of industries as the means of payment authentication, without the need of cash or credit cards."

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