Well this is creepy. You already know you???re under surveillance when you enter your local department store but did you ever think the store would enlist mannequins to keep an eye on you? A few locations are testing out specially fitted mannequins that aren???t made for spotting shoplifters but use facial-recognition software to give owners data about their shoppers??? age, gender, and race.
???Any software that can help profile people while keeping their identities anonymous is fantastic,??? said Uch?? Okonkwo, executive director of consultant Luxe Corp in what???s probably the opposite of what most of you are thinking about this right now. It ???could really enhance the shopping experience, the product assortment, and help brands better understand their customers.???
Valley of the uncanny dolls.