Another science fiction idea becoming reality. Rapid facial recognition is verging on becoming mainstream with the boost that Ticketmaster will give the technology. Ticketmaster has invested in Blink Identity which produces advanced technology for real-time digital facial recognition. Blink’s technology will allow ticket-holders to walk into a venue at a normal pace and be authorized on the go, rather than having to stand in a que to have their tickets scanned.
The implications are wide open. This will be a massive real-world deployment of a developing technology that will in turn be picked up by other enterprises, not to mention a boost to competitors working on similar.