Two major UK supermarket chains in the UK are set to trial facial recognition at self-service checkouts, replacing manual identity checks for age restricted items like alcohol.
London-based startup, Yoti, has come up with an app that taps facial recognition technology via selfies to verify users’ identities both online and in-store. It has teamed with NCR to develop a system in which a till displays a QR code to be scanned by the app. The company says its technology is about to be tested out by two of the UK’s four major supermarket chains. So that narrows it down to Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. No exact details at this point, however.