Amazon Filed A Patent Application For Tech That Could Link You To Your Identity And Job

The Recognition technology could one day scan your face, identify who you are, use visual cues to figure out the kind of work you do, and potentially track you as you move around.

The technology could, for example, tell that a tracked individual is “Allen Brewer,” based on “facial data” plus “unique identifiers” that make it clear it is identifying a specific Allen Brewer using, say, his residence. Brewer could then be classified as, for instance, an accountant, after the system “[evaluates] the clothing that the individual is wearing, [identifies] the individual as Allen Brewer and then [determines] that Allen Brewer is an accountant,” according to the patent.