Alipay starts payment based on face recognition, beauty filters for ladies

An improved facial recognition point-of-sales system of Alipay, named Dragonfly, has been upgraded by “beauty filters”, upon complaint by female consumers that facial recognition machines captured unflattering images. According to the company, this new feature has attracted more female consumers to pay with this system.

Alipays new system is now installed in over 40 Xinhua Bookstores in Zhejiang Province and will be gradually expanded to over 14,000 outlets.

Xinhua news release, July 17, 2019