The high speed authentication facial recognition technology based on Multi-access Edge computing (MEC) 5G solution has been demonstrated by Intel, Foxconn Technology Group and Asia Pacific Telecom in Taiwan.
This MEC and facial recognition system can complete retail payment authentication process within 0.03 seconds. A new customer payment experience is going to start by just scan shopper’s face.
The facial recognition technology can also be used for residential and business access control. It will reduce the risk of personal information leakage and credit card fraud.
“Intel says that MEC and facial recognition systems used in smart retail can complete the payment authentication process within 0.03 seconds. ‘This reduces the risk of personal information leakage and credit card fraud. Facial recognition is expected to be introduced to a variety of industries as the means of payment authentication, without the need of cash or credit cards.’
“Foxconn Technology Group corporate executive VP and Asia Pacific Telecom chair Fang-Ming Lu said that wireless cameras can connect to the internet via small cell radio access nodes offered by Asia Pacific Telecom and transmit the captured image to the facial-recognition engine to be processed on the local MEC platform. ‘The low-latency, high-speed computing and assessment capability allows the system to deliver the computing result in real time to achieve premium customer experience.’