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Taiwan Develops Face-Recognition Vending Machine

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the you-want-food-drink-and-merriment dept.

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angry tapir writes "Government-funded researchers in Taiwan have developed a vending machine that recommends purchases based on people's faces. We've previously discussed a Japanese vending machine that recommended drinks based using facial recognition. The Taiwanese machine can look for clues like whether a person has glasses, a beard or a mustache and based on that it guesses their use of make-up or frequency of shaving. It then might recommend a facial mask, razor, or health products that people in a certain category are statistically likely to buy."

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Recommend a facial mask? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34902950)

Yeah, that's a great marketing strategy.
"Hey you! You're face looks like it could use a mask!"

Re:Recommend a facial mask? (1)

internettoughguy (1478741) | more than 3 years ago | (#34902962)

Yeah, that's a great marketing strategy.
"Hey you! You're face looks like it could use a mask!"

You laugh because you have evidently never read a women's magazine.

Re:Recommend a facial mask? (1)

Unclenefeesa (640611) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903072)

Yeah, that's a great marketing strategy.
"Hey you! You're face looks like it could use a mask!"

You laugh because you have evidently never read a women's magazine.

Are you implying that women have beards and mustaches?

Re:Recommend a facial mask? (4, Funny)

BisexualPuppy (914772) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903152)

You laugh because you have evidently never traveled to Portugal.

Re:Recommend a facial mask? (2)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903304)

Are you implying that women have beards and mustaches?

hey, leave my mother out of this

Re:Recommend a facial mask? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904314)

Many do, and they go to significant effort and expense to hide the fact.

Re:Recommend a facial mask? (1)

robthebloke (1308483) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906350)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). It's very common, although the vast majority of ladies don't like talking about it.....

Re:Recommend a facial mask? (1)

nomoreunusednickname (1471615) | more than 3 years ago | (#34902968)

Your pupils are dilated, no more coffee for you.

Re:Recommend a facial mask? (1)

Sulphur (1548251) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903050)

Table for two, jasmine tea for one, pursue law degree, and wear Mexican wrestling mask at work.

Re:Recommend a facial mask? (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 3 years ago | (#34908190)

Also make a career out of checking emails.

So did the Japanese (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34902972)

http://www.techeye.net/hardware/smart-vending-machines-triple-sales [techeye.net]

Japanese always invent first. The Chinese just steal the IP and clone it. :)

Re:So did the Japanese (4, Insightful)

jandersen (462034) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903198)

Japanese always invent first. The Chinese just steal the IP and clone it. :)

30 years ago: Americans always invent first. The Japanese just steal the IP and clone it. :)
60 years ago: The English always invent first. The Americans just steal the IP and clone it. :) ...

Perhaps this comment was a two-edged sword?

Re:So did the Japanese (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904052)

So your argument is that America has taken over technical development and therefore we should be ashamed? Because there's no signs that China will do the same, they were expert copiers and mediocre engineers before I was born, and now over 30 years later they're the same.

Re:So did the Japanese (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34908798)

Hmm no, his argument seems to be (and rightly so) that Asia has taken over technical development and America isn't in the picture at all anymore.

Re:So did the Japanese (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 3 years ago | (#34909224)

Well I agree that America is increasingly out of the picture, but not that Asia has taken over technical development. They're just copying the Germans and the French now instead of the English and the Americans.

Re:So did the Japanese (1)

jandersen (462034) | more than 3 years ago | (#34913792)

So your argument is that America has taken over technical development and therefore we should be ashamed?

No need to be ashamed - just pointing out that this has gone on all through history. The Romans took over from the Greeks, for example; each new generation learns from its predecessors and progresses from there. Now it is China's turn, as well as India and others. They have been there before, too - once China and India were on the top while Europe were in the dark ages.

But you are simply being both unfair and out of touch with reality when you imply that the Chinese are chronically incapable of doing anything worthwhile on their own.

Re:So did the Japanese (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34914922)

1 million years ago: apes always steal stuff first. Humans just steal the IP and clone it :)

Re:So did the Japanese (1)

Genda (560240) | more than 3 years ago | (#34919800)

Greeks invented two edge sword, Romans just steal the IP and clone it. :-)

academic Vs. real-life (5, Insightful)

Tomahawk (1343) | more than 3 years ago | (#34902988)

While I can appreciate this sort of thing from an academic perspective (it's quite impressive, actually), I find the idea of this in the real world quite sickening. Not sure I like the idea of a vending machine putting me into a category based on how I look. Or based on anything, for that matter.

Why can't a vending machine just be a vending machine?

Me: "Hmmm - I think I'll have a mars bar"
Vending Machine: "Are you sure? You look like you need a razor, a box of tampons, and a coke"
Me: Fist-of-death

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

korgitser (1809018) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903008)

Sounds like clippy to me. 'Yes, we have all this stuff on display here, but I will only sell coke if you wear a tie.'

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

Tomahawk (1343) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903670)

You mean like clippy from MS Office

"I see you are trying to buy a Mars bar? Would you like me to help?"

Press no!

"Really? Because I think you look a little dehydrated and could do with a coke too."

Press go away!

"Aww, come on, it's only a coke with that Mars bar. And it's a big coke, so maybe you'll want a Snickers too..."

*fist of death*

Re:academic Vs. real-life (4, Funny)

guyminuslife (1349809) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903070)

Maybe it's a Japanese thing. Wii Fit does something like that. I used it at a friend's place a couple of times; ever since then whenever he or his girlfriend uses it, it asks, "Have you seen recently? He hasn't been exercising. Has he gotten fatter?"

I have, but that's none of Nintendo's fucking business.

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

guyminuslife (1349809) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903082)

Oops, my mistake, I meant "maybe it's an Asian thing."

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904154)

I have, but that's none of Nintendo's fucking business.

You chose to make it Nintendo's business by permitting them to gauge your fatness. Until you delete your profile from the system, you continue to give them permission to make it their business.

Japan is teensy tiny and privacy is illusory. Getting into people's business is the status quo. So I suspect it really is an Asian thing.

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

jack2000 (1178961) | more than 3 years ago | (#34909816)

I thought getting into people's business was a big no in Japan, and only people that get a perverse kick out of sticking their noses in other people's business do it all the time. Sort of like public trolls, because they know people are inherently more private.

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 3 years ago | (#34911896)

I've heard that it's a major faux pas (or however you say it in Japanese) to appear to be nosing into others' business, but the reality is that you can't help but know what your neighbor is doing. But this is just what I'm told, so it's all secondhand. At least it's from people who have lived there.

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

Kilrah_il (1692978) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903080)

Not sure I like the idea of a vending machine putting me into a category based on how I look. Or based on anything, for that matter.

It's part of the progress in AI. By judging people on how they look, the machine is acting more human-like.

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

Gubbe (705219) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903094)

Meh, it's more like this:
There's a big bright LCD showing mindless ads about tampons, coke and whatnot, that you're already used to seeing and ignoring.

You: "Hmmmm - I think I'll have a mars bar"
Vending Machine (notices your stubble): "Quality razors 10% off today."
You: "Mmmm, mars bar..." (ignore the ad as usual)
  OR
You: "Fuck, shaving the other day with the dull blade was annoying as hell. Might as well grab one of these while I'm out of my mom's basement."

Re:academic Vs. real-life (3, Funny)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903306)

Meh, it's more like this: There's a big bright LCD showing mindless ads about tampons, coke and whatnot, that you're already used to seeing and ignoring.

You: "Hmmmm - I think I'll have a mars bar" Vending Machine (notices your stubble): "Quality razors 10% off today." You: "Mmmm, mars bar..." (ignore the ad as usual) OR You: "Fuck, shaving the other day with the dull blade was annoying as hell. Might as well grab one of these while I'm out of my mom's basement."

Or "You look like the guy who vandalised this machine last week. Sledge Hammers 10% off"

Re:academic Vs. real-life (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34910218)

Vending Machine (notices your stubble): "Quality razors 10% off today."
Don Johnson: you insensitive clod!

Some new kind of kink (4, Funny)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903112)

Vending Machine: "Are you sure? You look like you need a razor, a box of tampons, and a coke"

I am not familiar with this kink, but it sounds like it might have potential.

Remember folks, as long as no one gets hurt, kinky sex is good, clean, wholesome Christian fun.

Re:Some new kind of kink (1)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903310)

Vending Machine: "Are you sure? You look like you need a razor, a box of tampons, and a coke"

I am not familiar with this kink, but it sounds like it might have potential.

Remember folks, as long as no one gets hurt, kinky sex is good, clean, wholesome Christian fun.

I think we need to correct GP:

"Are you sure? You look like you need a razor, a box of tampons, and a line of coke"

Re:Some new kind of kink (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34903342)

Remember folks, as long as no one gets hurt, kinky sex is good, clean, wholesome Christian fun.

So raping choir boys doesn't hurt anybody? Awesome!

Re:Some new kind of kink (1)

robthebloke (1308483) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906830)

Sex != Rape and Paedophilia

If you do ever get to 3rd base with a lady, do try to remember that whilst she may be very open minded, she probably won't be open minded enough for you to bring choir boys into the bedroom to rape. Girls don't really dig that kind of thing......

Re:Some new kind of kink (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34933822)

studys have shown that 9 out of 10 people enjoy gang rape!

Re:academic Vs. real-life (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34903300)

"Hi, Charlie Sheen! Sorry, I don't have any cocaine, but the hookers are just down the next block!"

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

skeffstone (1299289) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903350)

Come on, any good salesperson in a shop, booth, kiosk would to the same:
"One mars bar please"
"There you go. By the way we've got a good offer on razors this week. Playboy mag here says the ladies like it clean nowadays. Although that coke ad says the opposite, that them girls like it ruffian style, it's refreshing."

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

ccguy (1116865) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903534)

Me: "Hmmm - I think I'll have a mars bar" Vending Machine: "Are you sure? You look like you need a razor, a box of tampons, and a coke"

That would be annoying but at least in your example it's not insulting you. However if I go to the vending machine and based on my face it

- Suggests a Mars => I'm gonna think the algorithm was something along the lines "Costco was closed and you will settle with just one, you fatso? Here, have a Mars".
- Does NOT suggest a Mars => I'm gonna think the play here is "What about a change? This diet bar is what you need. Plus some water from E4"

Honestly, if these vending machines ever come here I'll make sure to start a brick vending machine to place right by these ones. Instant hit (pun intended)

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

CProgrammer98 (240351) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903544)

Why can't a vending machine just be a vending machine?

Now you're being ridiculous. I suppose that you also want your smart phone to... I dunno... make and recieve phone calls? Ludicrous!!!

Re:academic Vs. real-life (1)

darknb (1193867) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906904)

<quote><p>While I can appreciate this sort of thing from an academic perspective (it's quite impressive, actually), I find the idea of this in the real world quite sickening. Not sure I like the idea of a vending machine putting me into a category based on how I look. Or based on anything, for that matter.</p><p>Why can't a vending machine just be a vending machine?</p></quote>

Its sickening to people when advertising uses efficiency like this to lump them into groups. And yet they can't exactly describe why. No one likes to think they can be mentally dissected like this. Well its an affront to the modern morals of "Individualism Uber Alles". It sickens me to be sure, but this is already being done on such a massive that a vending machine is hardly upsetting. Take polling for example:

Do you approve of Obama policies?

Such a general question is bound to shave you down to one of the mindless drooling masses you claim to despise. No amount of political awareness or newspaper (lol) reading can protect you from it, you will always be lumped in with the stupidest of us. Of course its easy to condemn polling but the problem is that it functions EXACTLY THE SAME AS VOTING. A simple yes or no question:

Should Obama be president?

And there you are drooling along with the worst television pundits in the same worthless and stupid MASS. What is truly offensive to you about this vending machine? It holds up a mirror to your face and provides the tinyest little doubt that you aren't as unique and intelligent as you thought you were...

philosophical issue (3, Interesting)

chichilalescu (1647065) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903016)

maybe I'm weird, but at some point I talked to my friends about rashes from shaving, and how to avoid them, and it seemed like an intimate discussion. What would happen to humans as social animals, if a lot of these physiological issues would be "discussed" only with automated systems?
I mean... our minds are housed in these machines. Taking care of these machines is a big part of our time, and yet we have moments when we consider all this to be nonessential ("I am a thinking mind, concerned with math and science, not a body"). However, what would it really mean to remove all of the conversations about taking care of the machines from our social interactions?
Maybe I'm just in a "back to the trees" phase today, sorry if this is seems like a nonissue.

Re:philosophical issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34903160)

Unless you're talking about shaving your privates, I really fail to see how discussing shaving techniques to minimize rash is "an intimate discussion".

Re:philosophical issue (2)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903164)

No, I agree. I also think that we try too hard to push out all the natural parts of taking care of our body, and this affects the rest of our life negatively. I feel much better when I'm keeping active for example.

I read this article [menshealth.com] recently and it makes a couple of really good points about many guys thinking that being fit means having big muscles, or people thinking of exercise as a mind numbing and agonising punishment for overeating rather than something to enjoy.

I do Parkour, which is very similar to that MovNat stuff in its philosophy, seeing as they both were inspired by the teachings of George Herbert. There are a lot of great things about modern life, but most people would be happier if they got "back to the trees" a bit more often, figuratively speaking.

Talk about (1)

symes (835608) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903026)

...enforcing social norms! You have stubble, therefore you must shave. Your hair is messy, here's a comb. Everyone will start to look the same!

Might work like this: (3, Insightful)

anti-pop-frustration (814358) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903032)

Scanning...

You've been identified as:
- Elton John
- Chewbacca
- Hitler
- Morbidly obese middle-aged guy
- 15 years old Taiwanese schoolgirl

Computing recommendation...

Here, why don't you try $MOST_EXPENSIVE_PRODUCT ?

Our super-advanced recommendation technology has determined it's just what you need!

Re:Might work like this: (3, Insightful)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903448)

Or probably like:

1. Get customer to look at shiny lights
2. Pretend to be deciding based on looks
3. Randomly select products from inventory based on expiration date and profit margin, but throw in a few less frequent items so that it's not so obvious.

 

Re:Might work like this: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34905834)

More like:
1. Analyze if user has an Apple device
2. Put Steve Jobs' face on the screen
3. Ask the user to buy anything because it's magical, revolutionary and cool... like a the razor, tampons and coke the other guy talked about.

Guess Who (1)

Spad (470073) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903038)

I'm not sure that a vending machine that is essentially playing Guess Who can be classified as having "Facial Recognition Technology".

don't blame china for wanting taiwan back (1)

axonis (640949) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903052)

This is big news, the offspring of the big Red are seeking to a market to guys with beards... no muslim with a prophecy beard could refuse to purchase in the right location..

Imagine Stallman using one of these things... (2)

abednegoyulo (1797602) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903088)

Stallman: Give me some coffee
Machine: Its best if I will give you some razor
Stallman: sudo Give me some coffee
Machine: Coming right up!

Re:Imagine Stallman using one of these things... (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903118)

Re:Imagine Stallman using one of these things... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34903210)

Why would the machine need to be in a group ..

Would it not be stallman that would need to be in a group ?

Re:Imagine Stallman using one of these things... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34903196)

Or how about this:

Stallman: Give me some coffee
Machine: Scanning...
Machine: Would you like an extra strong deodorant?

It scanned my face (1)

pinkushun (1467193) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903090)

It recommended a brain transplant.

Re:It scanned my face (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34903140)

you are lucky it didn't recommend a diaper

in japan... (1)

jappleng (1805148) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903168)

In Japan, there are vending machines that scans facial bone structure to verify if you're of age or not to buy beer and such. I just hope that they don't implement these new suggestive vending machines for used panties. "YOU SIR, YOU LOOK LIKE YOU MIGHT WANT A GOOD PAIR OF USED PANTIES... *scanning* LOLICON 3,000Yen plz

"It looks like you have a very round face" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34903170)

Would you like a salad?

Upsell Uphell (1)

icecow (764255) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903184)

So basically vending machines will prey on people by upselling with no associated staffing costs. Minimum wage workers have been proven effective shame 'sheeple' into buying extra crap by merely begging at them. Now they can make extra sales to the even lower estemed and dumb people with no cost except the frustration and temple pressure caused to the non-stupid, who will probably deal with it to get the product they are after. "buy a razor today [scumbag] ?" wife beside him gets something to nag about when he says no, at least that's what his low self esteem is telling him true or not

An the target market is.... (2)

mevets (322601) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903204)

the person that wants to spend money, but just can't quite imagine what he needs? That is a pretty cynical, but could be amusing after a couple of drinks.

It would be more interesting as a profile generator - put a dollar in and it tells you what it knows thinks of you. "You are overweight, have poor muscle tone, droopy eyes and carry overpriced gadgets" -> are you a programmer?

It could be a feature of singles night - to suggest who you should hit on, or advise you to just go home...

Re:An the target market is.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904732)

Oh I can see a real use for a social program like that. You tell the program that area you want to go to a club (ie. SoHo NYC). The program figures out the average rating of girls (ratio+looks) at each club then based on your looks and social skills suggest which club you go to to get the maximum value of chance to hook up.

The program will profile you based on return from previous clubbing experience and can determine what your odds are. Then of course it would sell your profile to marketing firms.

I'm going on a diet (2)

WinstonWolfIT (1550079) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903228)

Damn thing kept offering me only Lil' Debbie snacks.

Impressive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34903236)

and what makes it all the more impressive is that they all look the same out there, dont they?

bah dum tish.

thank you. thank you. im here all week. try the veal.

Where have I seen this before? (1)

jandersen (462034) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903240)

NUTRI-MATIC MACHINE
This machine provides the user with a plastic cup filled with a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.

The way it functions is very interesting. When the Drink button is pressed it makes an instant but highly detailed examination of the subject's taste buds, a spectroscopic analysis of the subject's metabolism and then sends tiny experimental signals down the neural pathways to the taste centers of the subject's brain to see what is likely to be well received.

However, no one knew quite why it does this because it then invariably delivers a cupful of liquid that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.

The Nutri-Matic was designed and manufactured by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation whose complaints department now covers all the major land masses of the first three planets in the Sirius Tau Star system.

Re:Where have I seen this before? (4, Insightful)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903258)

Try teaching this machine about the history of the East India Company.

Sirius Cybernetics Drinks O'Matic (1)

flyingfsck (986395) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903260)

I suppose that whatever you attempt to order from the Drinks O'Matic dispenser will be carefully tuned to provide the exact required nutrients based on your species, genetic makeup and whether you still have a hangover from the previous night's party, judging by the prominence of the bags under your eyes and the resulting elixir will taste almost exactly, but not quite unlike tea...

Re:Sirius Cybernetics Drinks O'Matic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34903296)

Waiting for a depressed vending machine...

Re:Sirius Cybernetics Drinks O'Matic (1)

psylentz (1959668) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903648)

Apparently I wasn't the only person who immediately thought "share and enjoy" when I read TFA.

In Soviet Russia... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34903266)

In Soviet Russia... (drum-roll) *you* recognise the vending machine!

2G1C (1)

vlm (69642) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903294)

that people in a certain category are statistically likely to buy.

It sees two girls, they get one cup.

Re:2G1C (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903468)

It sees two guys and gives them a horse.

As long as it doesn't vend bread products (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903324)

Toaster: Howdy doodly do. How's it going? I'm Talkie, Talkie Toaster, your chirpy breakfast companion. Talkie's the name, toasting's the game. Anyone like any toast?

Lister: Look, I don't want any toast, and he doesn't want any toast. In fact, no one around here wants any toast. Not now, not ever. No toast.

Toaster: How 'bout a muffin?

Lister: Or muffins. We don't like muffins around here. We want no muffins, no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks.

Toaster: Aah, so you're a waffle man.

In the future... (2)

Kid Zero (4866) | more than 3 years ago | (#34903972)

Vending Machine: "Oh, it's you."
Self: "Shut up and gimme the usual."

Re:In the future... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34909778)

More like:

Vending Machine: "Oh, it's you."
Self: *pulls how metal pipe*

This FP 7or GNAA (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904338)

the numbers. The there are has significantly in ratio of 5 To with the laundry

You've been recognized... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34905690)

As a slashdot reader. Here, why don't you try a Mountain Dew.

Profiling (1)

zhub (1877842) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905754)

When used in US airports, the machines will profile its customers and the TSA will just search anyone drinking Mr. Pibb.

You're fat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34905988)

drink water

It needs a sense of smell! (1)

YoungHack (36385) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906208)

They just need to add a mass spectrometer and air intake. Then it could recommend deodorant as well.

amazing (1)

juan2074 (312848) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906604)

This feat is even more amazing than we first thought considering
all [yahoo.com]
Chinese [facebook.com]
people [blogspot.com]
look [poplicks.com]
alike [timesonline.co.uk] .

Re:amazing (1)

readin (838620) | more than 3 years ago | (#34910172)

That's not a problem for Taiwanese, as these [google.com] two [google.com] babes demonstrate.

Vending/Voting? (1)

jjbenz (581536) | more than 3 years ago | (#34910266)

I glanced at that and thought it said "Face-Recognition Voting-Machine".

Facial mask? (1)

ZappedSparky (1935014) | more than 3 years ago | (#34913712)

Me:"Yes, I'd like a mars bar
Vendy:"Perhaps you should have a facial mask".
Me:"Why should I? My Mum says I'm a as handsome as a prince!"
Vendy:"All mothers say that, to avoid hurting your feelings ugly".
Me:*Bursts into tears*
Me:"Allright I'll take a facial mask, a razor, a box of tampons, and a coke"

face recog (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34913936)

How can the machine recognise faces? In some countries of the world, all the people look the same, do they not?

Rise of the machines (1)

DaveNJ1987 (1945952) | more than 2 years ago | (#34938638)

Oh great! Aside from already being nagged into buying extra things we don't want in shops, we're going to have to deal with smartarse machines telling us to buy things we don't want whilst making personal comments to coerce us into a purchase.
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