Facial recognition systems are ubiquitous in China but the technology is not without flaws. Photo: Shutterstock

Sleeping Chinese man robbed of US$1,800 as smartphone’s facial recognition system is caught napping

  • Roommates unlock handset and transfer funds even though victim’s eyes are tight shut
  • Police identify suspects, retrieve stolen money, but unimpressed with ‘unreliable’ security system
Topic |   China Society

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Facial recognition systems are ubiquitous in China but the technology is not without flaws. Photo: Shutterstock
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