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15 November 2010 @ 11:09 pm
Face-recognition vending machine?  

Originally published at Tumble Dailies. Please leave any comments there.

Phwah… The wonders of technology never cease to amaze… really! Take a look at this:

Vending machine suggest drinks [taken from StraitsTimes online]

Vending Machine - Image from Reuters.com

TOKYO – FOR you sir, a canned coffee. And for madam, perhaps a nice cold tea.

A new Japanese canned drink vending machine uses facial recognition technology to ‘recommend’ drinks based on the customer’s age and gender – and sales have tripled over those from regular vending machines as a result.

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