Lenovo China opens automated store in Beijing
Lenovo China has launched an automated store in Beijing based on facial recognition technology.
The Lenovo Go store also features a mobile payment system.
A blog post put out by the Taiwanese tech giant reads: “Shopping at the store is quite simple. You walk up to the door, cameras recognise your face, you browse the aisles, pick out what you want as usual, then – and here’s the magic – you just walk out, and your account is automatically settled via your mobile payment.”
Lenovo’s head of research and technology Daryl Cromer said: “We can now understand some of the technologies and challenges our customers face, allowing us to make better devices and tailored solutions.
The store becomes a powerful pilot program for technologies that move beyond the Lenovo campus.”
Lenovo plans to use data gathered at the store to power future technologies, such as an espresso machine that can brew coffee to individual preferences based on facial recognition.