China’s Alipay adds beauty filters to face-scan for payments

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We all know how startling it can be to accidentally open a front-facing camera and find your own unassuming face looking back at you. Now, imagine if you saw that image every time you made a purchase. In China, Alibaba’s e-wallet affiliate Alipay will soon add beauty filters when you pay with its facial recognition system.

If you see your actual face become very beautiful when you try to pay online, yes it will make you a lot of joy and may ignore the payment part, that you suppose to do. Now, you think if you saw that beautiful image every time you made a purchase. In China, Alibaba’s e-wallet affiliate Alipay will soon add beauty filters when you pay with its facial recognition system. As Alibaba e-wallet affiliate Alipay has recently demonstrated, the way software presents users look is also crucial to its success.

On Tuesday, Alipay Announced on Chinese social media platform Weibo that its added beauty filters to its pay-with-face system inside the app. Within a week the feature will roll out retail stores across China equipped with Alipay’s face-scanning solutions.

“We are going to make you look even prettier than with a beauty camera. I bet you’ll be impressed” Alipay communicated through Weido.
It says that the new feature was created to address complaints that facial recognition machines make people look ugly. A recent poll ran by Chinese news portal Sina Technology showed that more than 60% of respondents think they look uglier through the next-gen payments method than on regular Cameras.

Chinese are more beauty conscious people and making them happy and bringing them on the system also adds to this development. Alibaba is forefront in all these technologies and we can expect this will add another big value for them.

Source: Techcrunch