Alibaba’s Jack Ma Demos Pay-With-Your-Face Technology

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Demos Pay-With-Your-Face Technology

Again… Face technology is taking off! Soon you will be able to purchase things online with your face.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma hopes that one day buying things with a smartphone will be as easy as taking a selfie.

alibaba-face-technology-1In Hannover, Germany, Sunday night, where he was a headline speaker at the CeBit conference getting under way this week, Ma capped his speech by demonstrating a payment system on a smartphone using facial recognition technology. It’s currently being tested by Ant Financial, an Alibaba affiliate that runs the Alipay payment service and that Ma hopes to help take public in 2017.

“I want to take this opportunity to demonstrate a small innovative product that we designed,” Ma said after he initially appeared to wrap up his remarks.

Ma proceeded to use the technology to buy a gift for the mayor of Hannover — a souvenir stamp dating back to one of the city’s trade fairs in 1948 — found on Alibaba, of course.

[Using] online payments to buy things is always a big headache,” he said. “You forget your password, you worry about security. Today we’ll show you a new technology, how in the future people will buy things online.”

On a smartphone he pressed a “buy” button, which triggered a face-recognition routine. A photo from the CeBit official Twitter stream captured the moment. Ma looked like he was taking a selfie, and a white outline appeared around the shape of his head.

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By | 2018-01-03T20:53:22+00:00 March 16th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Alibaba’s Jack Ma Demos Pay-With-Your-Face Technology

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