Cig app ‘checks’ face ID

Daily Star - - News -

SU­PER­MAR­KETS are bring­ing in fa­cial recog­ni­tion to re­place age checks for items such as cig­a­rettes and al­co­hol.

Check­outs will be able to con­firm some­one’s age us­ing an app called Yoti, that scans faces.

Cur­rently store as­sis­tants must still check the IDs of shop­pers.

The phone app works by com­bin­ing a per­son’s pho­to­graph with de­tails from their pass­port.

It is then able to con­firm its owner’s iden­tity by them tak­ing a selfie. Four su­per­mar­kets will trial the tech­nol­ogy next year.

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