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Check-in with a smile: Marriott, Alibaba trial facial recognition at China hotels

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By Clare Jim and Adam JourdanHONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese guests at Marriott International, the world's largest hotel chain, may soon be able to check in with a quick scan of their facial features.The chain will work in a joint venture with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to test facial recognition check-ins at two China hotels this month, the firms said on Wednesday, with ambitions for a global rollout later.China is spearheading the use of facial recognition for everything from helping control major live events to ordering fast-food, but also bolstering a growing domestic ...

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 15:49 IST
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