Category Archives: Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition Kiosk Software for Windows Released

Facial Recognition Kiosk Software

KioWare for Windows version 8.16 is now available with support for Omron’s Facial Recognition Device. It also now allows for the transferring files from connected phones or tablets to the kiosk.

Facial recognition is becoming commonplace and being used in multiple scenarios.  Recently Hertz announced facial recognition being used now in renting a car (courtesy technology of CLEAR).

Facial recognition technology can be used to estimate a user’s age, facial expression (such as anger, happiness, neutral, sadness, and surprise), facial identity, gender, and more.  When used with KioWare, the kiosk can serve different content based on predefined characteristics and behaviors.

Other Kiosk software features in this release
  • Support for Chrome 70
  • Website Icons are fine to use now
  • You can lock the cursor to a display
  • New auto start program control
  • Innova hardware support
  • ChipDNA Version 2.07 support

Read the full press release by KioWare and the new Facial Recognition support.

 

Craig is a  senior staff writer for Kiosk Industry Group Association. He has 25 years of experience in the industry. He contributed to this article.

Fast Food & Biometric – KFC China Goes Facial Recog on us

TechCrunch reports that KFC China is going to try facial recognition technology.  Couple that with demographic and historical data and you can begin to approach smart ordering.

Baidu and KFC’s new smart restaurant suggests what to order based on your face

Baidu is demonstrating some of its most recent tech advancements in novel ways, including a partnership with KFC China (yes, the fried chicken KFC). The search giant sometimes referred to as the ‘Google of China’ partnered with KFC to open a new “smart restaurant” in Beijing, which employs facial recognition to make recommendations about what customers might order, based on factors like their age, gender and facial expression.