Facial recognition is tipped to change the way we order coffee, thanks to a ground breaking team-up between a Sydney café and a technology business.
Bahista café has enlisted the help of software created by NoahFace coder John MacLean so that iPads by the registers can now remember the faces of customers, the Daily Telegraph reports.
With 2000 regular customers now on the database, café owners Geoff Cropley and Julie Buchanan never have to jig their memory again to remember the names of their regulars.
The technology can also memorise coffee, whether it be an easy espresso or double shot skim milk extra hot macchiato.
“They absolutely love it,” Mr Cropley said, adding the technology has been able to also integrate a nifty loyalty program.
“They love being surprised when we say ‘this one is on us’.”
Having now sold the technology to other cafes across Sydney, NoahFace could now be expanding globally.
As for the price of the software? Well, it’s being reportedly touted for about the price of one cup of coffee a day.