Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 11:11AM
A Japanese vending machine company is using facial recognition to verify the age of would-be smokers. Creators of the device claim 90% accuracy in separating children and adults. In the case the machine can't make a clear determination, it can also request picture identification as backup. I wonder if children will try to trick the machine and look older by wearing makeup, wigs, or putting a cigarette in their mouth.