I’m being asked to be a guinea pig for a “frictionless entry pilot” to attend soccer matches. You take a selfie, and AI is used to recognize you at various spots in the stadium without you accessing your tickets. Initially it’s going to be used for stadium entry and club entry, possibly bypassing security as well. Eventually it sounds like it may even be used for concessions (just order and it shows up on your account).
Sounds cool, but maybe a bit too Big Brother. Can you think of pitfalls? Would you do it?
One pitfall for some is that you could be immediately identified if you cause any trouble. I am not worried about that part, as I am not that sort of fan.
Would not do.
This takes recognition decisions out of my hands, its basically a privacy issue. If i go to a game, after i get admittance, i decide were i want to be tracked. With this tech, they decide what info they are going to use of mine.
Theyre taking away my privacy, which shoild be a very high bar, in exchange for what - convenience? More likely what theyre going to give me is the opportunity to market to me whenever and whatever they choose.
But, i dont have a live facebook account and theres about three personal pics of me online on facebook, non of which i posted. One is a tagged hs photo someone posted, and one or max two my spouse posted.oh and that tiktok, but im not easily identifiable in that. And seriously, outside of work stuff, i think thats it.
Yeah, was leaning no. I don’t facebook, and there can’t be many pics of me tagged there as most of my family isn’t into it either.
I do use Twitter, but that’s not directly tied to me. Could some enterprising person tie it to me IRL? I’m sure, but it would be work with minimal gain so not sure why anyone would. I don’t tiktok.
With electronic ticketing teams/stadia already know who goes where, and if you attend sports or concerts in the US I imagine they likely already market your details. It is indeed another step to tie it to facial recognition though.
Yeah the teenage daughter of one of my BFF’s can open her iPhone, and all that entails (access her accounts, texts, emails, Christmas shopping list, etc.)
And they’re far from identical twins… imagine what identical twins could do? Even if you’re not trying to be evil… if both twins have tickets to the same event, when the first one shows up, which one do they mark as inside and which one is yet to arrive?
If that extends to parent/child & sibling combos with similar facial features then it’s a non-trivial number of people. Even if it’s just identical twins, that’s something like half a percent of the population. But for iPhones it’s WAY more than that.
Don’t know. You still have to buy them electronically as there are no paper tickets. Maybe you could go to guest services and show ID to prove you bought them through ticketmaster, etc. If you are curious, I suppose you could email the venue to ask.