March 16, 2016

Amazon May Soon Let You Pay Using A Selfie

Last week Amazon filed a patent application for a new process called “Image Analysis for User Authentication” that they believe will eliminate the existing, clunky process and risks of conventional password authentication. No longer would you need to remember hundreds of online passwords, suffer sausage-finger errors on mobile phones, or worry about someone hacking your password and charging purchases on your account. The technology would use a combination of facial recognition technology and movement requirements to ensure purchase intent.

Sadly this may mean the end of mooching off your roommates’ Prime account.

Topics: Experience and Service Design, User Experience, Innovation