Adult vending machine blocks kids
A new 'strictly for adults' vending machine uses facial recognition software to block children from getting free samples of posh puddings.
If the customer appears too young for the dessert, the machine will shut down immediately, asking the child to move away from the area.
The first of its kind machine has been designed by Kraft and Intel in order to launch the new Jell-o Temptations premium dessert range.
They analyse the customer's facial features and if the individual is of the required age they will advance to a screen where they can instantly receive a unique code in order to get a free sample.
A spokesperson for Kraft said: "This is the first sampling programme in the US that is activated by age-via-facial detection in order to target adults only.
"The Facial Age Detection technology from Intel features a camera integrated into the experience that reads the facial features of any consumer.
"People's images are not saved they're analysed to make sure only adults get free samples."