The company is targeting China's increasingly health-conscious urban consumers, who want to trace the origins of chickens labelled as organic or free-range, and even follow a bird's life to know how it grew up on the farm.
"Each of our chickens wears an anklet since birth, which is an IoT device that connects wirelessly to our blockchain-based network and sends real-time data about the bird's whereabouts, and how much exercise it gets every day," Chen Wei, chief executive officer for ZhongAn Tech, told the South China Morning Post.
"When you shop and see raw chicken [from us], you can simply check on your smartphone app to know its birthplace, what food it ate and how many steps it walked during its life." [...]
And if consumers find it hard to recognise their birds, facial-recognition technology could help them, according to Chen. "We are looking into the possibility of using facial recognition, as it could allow consumers to identify their chickens on monitors," Chen said.
When you're tired of going to large events and having the "my being in public is not consent to photograph me" discussion and it hasn't really gone anywhere anyways so you just print a bunch of facial recognition jamming temporary face tattoos instead. [...]
A guy with a hefty DSLR rig and his flash obviously syncing with his autofocus tried to take my photo from approx 20ft away without asking while I was sitting against a wall chexing my phone at least six times.
He looked annoyed.
So, yeah, I think it's working y'all. [...]
I just slammed QR code on top of the artwork from Mirror's Edge and now my camera thinks every square is a different person (it sees several faces) at best.
One resident, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed the spikes were "solely to to protect cars", which include a number of expensive BMWs and Audis, from bird droppings.
They said: "The spikes are solely to protect the cars, there is no other reason.
"There is a big problem with bird droppings around here. They can really make a mess of cars, and for some reason the birds do seem to congregate around this area."