Skip to comments.Amazon sees broad audience for its palm recognition tech
Posted on 09/30/2020 3:15:42 AM PDT by SkyPilot
This undated photo provided by Amazon shows the Amazon One device at an Amazon Go store in Seattle. Amazon has introduced the new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices. Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods.
Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees a broader potential audience in stadiums, offices and other gated or secured locations.
Customers at the stores near Amazons campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry into secured areas and buy goods.
The company chose palm recognition, according to Dilip Kumar, vice president of Physical Retail & Technology, because its more private than other biometric technology, and a person would be required to purposefully flash a palm at the Amazon One device to engage.
And its contactless, which we think customers will appreciate, especially in current times, Kumar wrote in a blog post Tuesday.
Like the human fingerprint, every palm is unique. Unlike fingerprints, the palm is not used for broader identification purposes because more body specific information is needed. Any palm image proffered for use is never stored on the Amazon One device, the company said, for security reasons.
The data is encrypted in a secured sector of the cloud that was custom built by Amazon, and customers can also delete their Amazon One-related data permanently at any time.
The company expects to roll out Amazon One as an option in other Amazon stores in the coming months, which could mean Whole Foods Market grocery stores. But Amazon believes the technology is applicable in a myriad of secured locations.
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In this March 4, 2020 file photo, people walk out of an Amazon Go store, in Seattle. Amazon is rolling out a new device for contactless transactions that will scan an individuals palm. The Amazon One, which will initially launch in two Amazon Go stores in Seattle, is being viewed as a way for people to use their palm to make everyday activities like paying at a store easier.
Oh goody. Will this help me buy and sell in the marketplace? If my social credit score is good?
So soon you can’t buy or sell anything without showing your palm?
Sounds great (sarc/off)
I guess they decided not to hide it any more.
This is the end.......
The end my friend.....
Looks that way, doesn't it?
"One reason was that palm recognition is considered more private than some biometric alternatives because you cant determine a persons identity by looking at an image of their palm."
They always incrementally turn up the heat, while the frog boils. The next stage will be biometrics on your hand and forehead that clearly identify who you are, and what you are doing.
"Ultimately, using a palm as a biometric identifier puts customers in control of when and where they use the service."
See? You are in control, not them.
SPEAK TO THE HAND!
Rash of hand lopping in the future
“...shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting in line or ever opening their wallets.”
Not impressed... they’re already doing this in Portland, Seattle, Louisville, etc... and all they have to do is break some glass!
Don't worry, it will do all that and MORE!
The next generation Microsoft OS is using your face to log into your computer.
I don’t buy from Amazon now, the this would help me make sure that I NEVER do so.
Thanks for the ping bro!
See you in the clouds!
Excellent post, Skypilot. Thank you for posting. I’m gonna drop it to my whole ping list just in case a few might have missed it.
Sorry for the double-pings, folks.
Soon to follow...if you don’t have a palm, no problem, you have a forehead don’t you?
Incredible time to be alive!
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!
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