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Alipay Enables Naked Payments at Upscale New KFC Restaurant

Alipay Enables Naked Payments at Upscale New KFC Restaurant

Alipay’s facial recognition payment system, Smile to Pay, is seeing its first extension beyond the smartphone in a new restaurant in Hangzhou, China. Called KPRO by KFC, it’s a kind of technologically advanced, upscale version of one of the fast food chain’s restaurants. An open kitchen serving freshly squeezed fruit juice and panini is complemented…

Beijing KFC Personalizes Menu Using Facial Recognition

Beijing KFC Personalizes Menu Using Facial Recognition

KFC is experimenting with face biometrics technology in a ‘smart restaurant’ in Beijing, reports The Guardian. The restaurant features a tablet-like kiosk that uses the technology to assess demographic characteristics of customers and to offer personalized meal suggestions from the menu based on those characteristics. The system was developed by Baidu, which also recently provided…