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Facial detection cameras ready to creep out San Francisco bar patrons

Ars: On Friday afternoon, about 20 bars around San Francisco are set to have special "facial detection" cameras turned on as part of a new smartphone app by Chicago-based startup SceneTap.

The cameras, which are mounted above the door of their client bars, scan patrons’ faces as they enter and exit the bar. The company’s software then immediately determines whether the person is male or female, and counts how many of each are in the bar, divides that by the known capacity of the bar, and then outputs something like: "Crowd: >90% full | Women: 58% | Men: 42%."

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