Your kids are strolling through South Street Seaport for an after-Christmas shopping spree when they see something tempting: a kiosk that dispenses samples of Temptations by Jell-O desserts. Soon they’ll be downing the yummy treats.
Not so fast.
This machine, developed by Intel, is smart. It scans the faces of passersby to figure out their ages. When the machine recognizes a child, it shuts down and asks the youngster to step away. These freebies are for adults only.
Think facial recognition is only the domain of sci-fi flicks like “Minority Report”?
Well it’s a reality now — and it’s starting to make its way to your supermarket, mall and hotel lobby.