SceneTap Wants To One Day Tell You The Weights, Heights, Races and Income Levels Of The Crowd At Every Bar – Forbes

SceneTap Wants To One Day Tell You The Weights, Heights, Races and Income Levels Of The Crowd At Every Bar - Forbes

Patent applications don’t often make for the most entertaining of reads, but one recently filed by the facial detection start-up SceneTap is nearly as compelling as Gary Shteyngart’s fictional Super Sad True Love Story. SceneTap uses facial recognition technology to help bar-hoppers decide which night spot to go to. It has placed cameras in over 400 bars that can detect faces to let those with the app on their phone know how many people are at a given bar, and what the age and gender ratio is. San Francisco, one of the cities where the technology launched, freaked out over the idea of being “spied on” in bars — despite the fact that what the app does now is fairly innocuous. But what the app could do in the future, as described in a patent application filed in June, does cross the creepy line … and then keeps running and spikes the creepy football in the creepy end zone.

via SceneTap Wants To One Day Tell You The Weights, Heights, Races and Income Levels Of The Crowd At Every Bar – Forbes.

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