UK schools will use facial recognition to speed up lunch payments | Engadget

CRB Cunningham noted its hardware wasn't using live facial recognition (actively scanning crowds), and was checking against encrypted faceprint templates. There was a concern that school rollouts might normalize face scanning and numb students to privacy concerns. There were also concerns about fraud using conventional PINs facial recognition is theoretically safer. Schools were already using fingerprint readers, too, so this was more of a shift in biometric technology than a brand new layer of security. The Financial Times reports that nine schools in the UK's North Ayrshire will start taking payments for canteen (aka cafeteria) lunches by scanning students' faces. Facial recognition may soon play a role in your child's lunch. The technology should help minimize touch during the pandemic, but is mainly meant to speed up transaction times.
Facial recognition may soon play a role in your child's lunch. The Financial Timesreports that nine schools in the UK's North Ayrshire will start taking payments for canteen (aka cafeteria) lunches b… [+1459 chars]