The move in Guangzhou follows similar initiatives in Changsha, Hunan, and Chongqing where toilet paper dispensers are linked to face scans. Photo: Sohu.com

In China, AI helps sort rubbish, catch criminals and improve traffic – now it’s used to stop toilet paper theft

  • Facial recognition for toilet paper dispensing first appeared in 2017 in a public restroom in Beijing
Topic |   Facial recognition

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The move in Guangzhou follows similar initiatives in Changsha, Hunan, and Chongqing where toilet paper dispensers are linked to face scans. Photo: Sohu.com
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Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.