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Creepy app uses facial recognition to count women in bars


A new app aims to maximize the chances of meeting a member of the opposite sex by using facial recognition technology to show how many men and women there are in any given bar.

Scene Tap's app also records how crowded a bar is by logging the total number of people inside.

It operates using cameras installed at the doors of participating bars which can distinguish between men and women and give the approximate age of the patrons.

So far some 200 bars in the United States have signed up ahead of the imminent start of the scheme, 50 of them in Scene Tap's home base of Chicago.


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