But First, Let Me Take A Selfie (Because It's Also My Password)
Amazon's patent application describes enhanced facial recognition technology. Put simply, it's a patent for selfie passwords.By Mikah Sargent | March 17, 2016
Amazon recently filed a patent for a new security feature that could have us rolling our eyes — but not because we're annoyed. Let us explain.
Amazon's idea is essentially enhanced facial recognition: It not only recognizes a user's face, but also tries to determine if the face it sees is a real, living, breathing human.
By prompting the user to perform one or more actions — a wink, a smile, a nod, etc. — the feature can reasonably assume it's looking at a real human.