Takeaway straight away! Chinese school introduces first facial recognition payments

Students at the No.11 High School in Hangzhou are the first in the world to experience the use of a facial recognition payment system in their canteen. Footage shot on Thursday showed how pupils could order food on screens and pay for their meals by standing before facial recognition screens. Vice-principal of Hangzhou No.11 High School, Zhang Guanchao, said that the facial recognition payment... Еще system is «the complementary part» of the institution's smart canteen concept. He explained that students used to order lunch through the internet on their smartphones, but needed their student cards to pick up their meals. «We have found that many students forgot to bring or lost their cards,» explained Zhang Guanchao, and added that the school «cooperated with another company to invent this facial recognition payment system» to overcome the issue. Student Zhang Xiao described the system as «very convenient» as it speeds up ordering lunch and payment procedures. The vice-principal also said that the facial recognition system will be used in the whole teaching process, underlining that the school is trying to apply technology as much as possible in order to realise the dream of 'smart education’.

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