Tuple applies AI face recognition technology to unmanned stores
Tuple Technologies has successfully applied its AI-based facial recognition technology to unmanned stores, allowing many consumers to simultaneously enter and leave one by one after settling accounts, according to a Digitimes report.
Chief marketing officer and AI system team leader Santhosh Nagaiah said that to access unmanned stores, consumers must first download an app, take a selfie and have their credit cards linked for online payment. The system can automatically identify the items consumers purchase and the cloud-based service will automatically charge their purchases from their credit cards, according to Nagaiah.
The Singapore-based startup also applies AI technologies for big data analysis, social networking management, enterprise marketing, logistics control, market prediction, smart retail, and robot dialogues. Its sub-brand Frolic Innovation provides virtual platforms to support smart retail sales.
Recent announcements that FaceFirst facial recognition will soon be launched in hundreds of U.S. locations, a cloud service launch from DeepCam and the news that supermarket chain iFresh will distribute biometric automated retail technology in the Americas indicates the rapid advancement of biometrics into the retail sector.