Alibaba Alipay adds beauty filter to facial recognition payment

Source: kr-asia, Thursday, Jul 4, 2019

Alipay is launching a new beauty filter feature for its facial recognition payment system “Smile to Pay,” in an effort to boost usage among female users. All of Alipay’s face-scanning machines stationed in offline stores across China will be updated with a ‘face beautifying’ feature within one week. Alipay explained that the machine scans the real face of the user, whether male or female and uses software to ‘thin’ and ‘lighten’ the image.