Check in with a selfie: Jumping on the face-scan bandwagon

In Singapore, a handful of eateries and hotels have started using facial recognition to speed up certain processes for both themselves and their customers.
When this reporter tested the facial recognition system at Old Town's Suntec City outlet last week, it was not as quick as touted.
When this reporter tested the facial recognition system at Old Town's Suntec City outlet last week, it was not as quick as touted.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Facial recognition technology used to be the stuff of sci-fi movies.

Today, people encounter it all the time - from unlocking their smartphones to going through immigration when they travel.

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