FamilyMart launches facial recognition checkouts at Yokohama outlet amid Japan's labor crunch

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FamilyMart launches facial recognition checkouts at Yokohama outlet amid Japan's labor crunch

YOKOHAMA - Major convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. on Tuesday introduced checkouts that use facial recognition technology as the company looks to make adjustments amid a nationwide labor shortage.

With the latest facial recognition and image analysis technologies developed by Panasonic Corp., customers at a newly opened store in Yokohama can register their photo and credit card information and then check out items using unmanned registers.

Customers simply need to place the items they want to purchase on a surface and cameras at the counter register both their face and the products. Their payment is processed when a passcode linked to the registered credit card is entered.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/04/02/business/tech/familymart-launches-facial-recognition-checkouts-yokohama-outlet-amid-japans-labor-crunch/#.XK1Y5egzbU9

 

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