Jul

10

Skip Being Carded

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Pennsylvania is working to perfect face scanning technology to use in place of carding people when buying alcohol.

The face scanning kiosk machines will be at local grocery stores and be used by customers looking to buy a bottle of wine. Using your driver’s license, the wine kiosk will use face recognition software to check if the picture matches your face.

It may be possible that a breathalyzer will be added to make sure the customer isn’t too drunk to “match your wine with your meal.”

Originally, the wine kiosks were suppose to be put in stores over the next couple months, but Gov. Ed Rendell has put a hold on the project to make sure the technology will work correctly. The Governor wants to prevent minors from being able to fool the system.

Currently the machines are being used successfully in Japan to monitor beer and cigarette sales.

Source: Digital City