Sunway University is already living in 3019 while the rest of us are stuck in 2019.
Since 1 February, students of the university no longer had to use their student cards to gain entry into the campus library... all they need is the very face they were born with.
Yep, that's right. The Subang Jaya-based private institution is adopting Facial Recognition (FR) technology at its library's entrance and exit points, effectively doing away with the existing card entry system.
The state-of-the-art system, which was tested for a brief period in August last year, is set to be fully implemented on 15 March 2019.
Students are already being told to upload photos of their faces to the database by 15 March, as card entries will no longer be valid then
In case you're wondering, the university's Student Council has assured their fellow students that those wearing glasses will have no problems having their faces detected.
However, Sunway University is not the first campus in Malaysia to implement such a system.
It is said that Universiti Teknologi Petronas has been using FR tech to record students' attendance since January 2018!
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