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Dr Alf brings us a very interesting article about China’s development of a facial recognition enabled ATM machine.
This will bring several benefits to both customers of the banks and to the police and the Chinese Government which are not available to us in the West.
Firstly, it makes it possible to protect the integrity of bank customers by ensuring that criminals and terrorists cannot easily steal someone’s money.
Secondly, if they do manage to steal it via the ATM, it makes them easier to apprehend.
Thirdly, the Government and security services can see patterns which are out of the ordinary and can use what they know to prevent bank runs and track terrorists.
In the West, we have fallen behind, as Dr Alf suggests and we therefore need to catch-up.