- Amazon has added an age verification feature to its Palm Scan payment system that allows users to purchase alcohol with one swipe.
- The company introduced the system called Amazon One in 2020.
- Amazon One is now being used in some restaurants and playgrounds, as well as many Amazon store chains.
Amazon has added a feature to its Palm Scan payment system that will allow users to purchase alcohol with just a swipe.
The system, called Amazon One, allows people to pay for items by placing the palm of their hand on a scanning device. To purchase alcohol, users must upload a government-issued ID card to Amazon One, the company wrote in a letter Monday. blog post. Amazon said it does not store user IDs and that the documentation is verified by a third-party provider.
Bartenders will be able to verify that an Amazon One user is of legal age by a “21+” message that appears when using the device, and by “visually matching” the user to a user-uploaded image displayed on the screen, according to a blog post.
Amazon introduced palm scanning technology in 2020, framing the system as a way to make customers’ shopping experience faster and more efficient. Amazon One has been introduced in some Fresh supermarkets and Go stores, along with Amazon.com Locate Whole Foods. Sports and entertainment venues have also embraced the technology, while Panera Bread has He began to test Amazon One at two of its restaurants earlier this year.
For starters, Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, will allow attendees to use Amazon One to purchase alcohol, Amazon said.
Amazon One and other payment systems that use biometric data have been used He faced some rejection by privacy advocates. Amazon Argues Palm recognition is more private than other biometric systems “because a person cannot be identified by looking at an image of their palm.”
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