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Artificial Intelligence Started Working In A London Bar - Alternative View
Artificial Intelligence Started Working In A London Bar - Alternative View
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No matter how the Ministry of Health warns, we still go to bars from time to time. Agree, it can be very offensive and unpleasant when you are waiting for your order, and the one who has just arrived is already sipping a glass of his drink. To avoid such situations, the first smart bar appeared in London. We will tell you how he works and what he can do.

Why scan faces in bars

The British company DataSparQ has developed a technology that helps employees of public institutions to form a virtual queue without using coupons, which we are used to in the electronic queue of banks or MFC.

The bottom line is to scan the faces of people who entered the bar and line them up in turn. For this purpose, special cameras hang in the hall, and next to the bar counter is a screen with an electronic list of customers. This way, visitors will be able to track themselves when their turn comes and will roughly understand how long they will have to wait. The staff of the establishment receives this information on the tablets with which they work, and knows in what sequence to serve guests.


The technology has already been applied in one of the bars in London, and the staff praised its effectiveness. Thanks to the application of the described technology, customers stopped complaining that they did not receive timely service. Therefore, unbeknownst to themselves, they increased their level of satisfaction from visiting the institution.


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The camera recognizes the age of the bar visitor

We all know that, in practice, verification of documents for the sale of alcohol is carried out only in cases where the seller, waiter or bartender are not sure about the real age of the client. Their task is not to sell alcohol to people under a certain age. In general, they cope with it, but sometimes there are mistakes.

The smart bar system provides the ability to scan the faces of visitors, with their subsequent processing using artificial intelligence algorithms. If the system determines that the guest has not reached the appropriate age, the waiter will be notified of the need to check the documents.

The system stores data for 24 hours. After this time, they will be destroyed. Therefore, users do not have to worry about their digital security and anonymity.


The company behind the smart bar system even cites performance figures for its development and claims that the introduction of its system will sell an extra 76 million pints of beer a year.

How much does a face recognition system cost

Its creator, DataSparQ, opted for subscription as a distribution model for the smart bar system. For a month of use, you will have to pay 199 pounds (about 15,000 rubles). Not much for a major improvement in your establishment. Especially if it attracts new customers who will only be happy to visit the bar where they will not have to put up with impudent customers who are trying to get service out of line.

Artem Sutyagin

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