KFC China has launched a new automated payment system called, simply and effectively, “Smile to Pay.” The system is an upgrade on the usual self-service kiosk, allowing customers to pay for their meals solely using an app on their phone and their own face. The video above also includes an accuracy test, which shows the system working despite the model using utilizing several different looks.
Jidong Chen of Ant Financial expanded on the technology in the video, noting that it was the first service of its kind to reach the market and that the immediate interaction with customers meant that it needed to perform. There’s no word on when or if the system will be rolling out worldwide but if you’re in China, “Smile to Pay” is available at K Pro outlets.
The last we heard from KFC the fast food restaurant had created a bluetooth game controller.