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.
Authorities at Beijing's Temple of Heaven recently installed new TP dispensers that record visitors' faces so that no one can hog the Charmin.
Beijing’s Temple of Heaven park is using facial recognition software to bring its bathrooms into the 21st Century and thwart thieves with a penchant for swiping its toilet paper stash. The system, which has been placed at the averag...
Don’t call it a crackdown — officials in China have had it with people taking too much toilet paper from public restrooms. How serious have things gotten? Serious enough to where the government is starting to use facial recognition ...
A years-long crime spree by Chinese toilet paper thieves may have reached the end of its roll after park officials in southern Beijing installed facial recognition technology to flush out bathroom bandits.