Chinese Park Skimps On Toilet Paper With Facial-Recognition Machines

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It may sound like a bum idea, but a park in China is using facial-recognition technology to dole out short strips of toilet paper in a high-tech experiment to wipe out thieves. All the TP in restrooms at the Temple Of Heaven Park in Beijing is now locked and dispensed by six machines that rely on facial-recognition software to make sure no one takes more than their share, according to The New York Times. The machine only hands out about two feet of tissue ― a crappy amount, some would argue. If that’s insufficient, you have to wait nine minutes to get more, according to TheVerge.com. Some...

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