Chinese banks roll out face recognition at the ATM

Facial recognition debuts at China’s banks — Xinhua News Agency — “At the Agricultural Bank of China’s (ABC) three outlets in Jinan City, cards are no longer needed to withdraw money. A quick scan of the face will do… Other banks, such as the China Merchants Bank and the Construction Bank of China, have also introduced similar technology in their ATMs.”

  • It would be nice to know both the enrollment procedure, the expected error rates, and the resistance to photographic replay for this technology.

    Apple claims a one in a million false accept rate for its technology but does not speak to the rate of false rejects that go with it. It resists photographic replay by being three dimensional.

    One assumes the ATM will keep a photographic record of the withdrawal for use in the case of disputed transactions.