Thousands of retail stores in hundreds of cities across China are already using facial recognition technology to accept payments from their customers. Shoppers find it fast and convenient, in particular when self-checkout systems allow consumers to skip store checkout queues. In fact, it is becoming the new standard for in-store electronic payments, with Chinese shoppers even using face scan payments for buying everyday grocery items such as a loaf of bread.
But, thousands of kilometres away in the British Isles, public distrust in facial recognition technology seems to be intensifying.
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