Engineers in China have developed what is thought to be the world's first cash machine to ditch PINs in favour of facial recognition technology.
Built by Tsinghua University and Hangzhou-based Tzekwan Technology, the ATM uses a camera to scan the faces of customers and then compares them to images on file to identify them, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
According to the Daily Mail, Tzekwan Technology chairman Gu Zikun says that the technology has been cleared for use by China's financial services firms.
Although Tzekwan says that this is the first ATM to use facial recognition technology, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba recently revealed that it is could soon enable mobile shoppers to replace their passwords with selfies.
In other parts of the world, noticeably Japan, fingerprint and finger vein technology has long been used to identify cash machine users.