Retailers are getting smart. According to the New York Times, your favorite clothing store is probably using facial recognition technology to catch and prevent shoplifters. So… this is kind of like when Facebook suggests a tag and it's not the person they think it is right?
No, it's a little more serious than that. Retail stores could greatly benefit from the facial recognition technology, but there's also a chance that employees at high end retail stores could suffer a cut in salary.
The reason these employees are paid so much is because they have an ability to remember customers and offer warm, top notch, consistent service. Something a robot cannot. Either way, the future is here, and things are getting interesting.
THE REAL DEAL: This is dumb. How about you greet customers like a real person and stop relying on technology to catch people from stealing over priced scarves?