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November 17, 2010
By The Telegraph

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New vending machine tech in JapanNov. 17, 2010 –
A series of vending machines that use facial recognition technology to recommend to customers what they want to drink has been introduced in Japan.

Nov. 17, 2010 – A series of vending machines that use facial recognition technology to
recommend to customers what they want to drink has been introduced in
Japan.

New vending machine tech in Japan 
New vending machines in Japan use facial recognition to tell customers what they want to drink. Items change depending on time of day and temperature.


 

The next-generation drinks dispensers identify consumers by gender and age.
"It is quite difficult to compare these new machines with regular drink vending machines because they are so new, but to date sales have been three times those of the old-style machines," said Youzou Tonaki, a spokesman for JR East Water Business Co. | READ MORE