The days of having to remember to your ID with you could soon be a thing of the past.
The famous tourist town of Wuzhen, China, is now using face recognition technology to act as its entry pass through the gates of the attraction.
The system uses cameras to spot people as they approach the entry, and checks these against a database of registered visitors within a few seconds.
The facial recognition technology is thought to be up to 99.77 per cent accurate and able to distinguish people better than a human.
The famous tourist town of Wuzhen, China, is now using face-recognition technology to act as its entry pass through the gates of the attraction (stock image)
Wuzhen is a popular tourist town with visitors flocking to see its stunning river system and museums.
Baidu, a web firm which is often referred to as 'Chinese Google' created the system.
When people now check in to their accommodation, they will have their photo taken and uploaded to a central database.
Upon leaving and re-entering the town, the system will re-check that they are still a guest at a hotel, before allowing them back in.
The technology is being used to track the 5,000 visitors that stay in the town's hotels every day.
Yuanqing Lin, director of the Institute of deep Learning at Baidu, told The Verge: 'With our technology, you don't need to present ID.
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