Face-Recognition Biometrics To Look For Under-Age Consumers

Some British convenience stores are trialing a facial biometric program to try and improve the accuracy of guessing the age of customers for age-restricted alcohol purchases. The systems "capture facial measurements that will be checked against a database of profiles of known offenders," according to this story in ComputerWeekly.

The story quotes an exec with a POS firm involved as saying that the capabilities are relatively recent. "Until now, combining the many technologies has been virtually impossible, but we have jointly come up with a way of automatically reviewing moving clips that are constantly changing," said Charlie Willetts, managing director of Charton, "and they are now able to use this as part of a bespoke facial recognition system."