Chinese police are using facial recognition sunglasses to track citizens

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Pretty much inevitable it would be the Chinese who'd be first to turn this tech on their already mega-surveyed citizens....


    Chinese police are using facial recognition sunglasses to track citizens
  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  3. gosub

    gosub ~#

    " 26 individuals traveling under false identities..." We had a pilot who used to always used to have trouble getting into the States coz the retinal scan system never believed he was who he was, And a friend of my brothers got held by transport police over an outstanding warrant for a murder she had no knowledge of. I wonder how many false positives this system throws up?
  4. Lupa

    Lupa It's all about the butter

    Finding Wally will now be a doddle

  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    lots and lots from the sounds of things.
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  6. gosub

    gosub ~#

    not with all these fuckers who turn up at festies looking like him....makes the game nearly impossible
  7. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    i can see a flaw in the cunning plan.
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  8. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    It's famously a culture where people hate to lose face; now they never need to again.
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  9. NoXion

    NoXion It's been 600 years...

    It's not good, but I think stuff like that Sesame Credit thing that was in the news a while back is more insidious and damaging.

    "Report your friends! Win great prizes!"
  10. 1%er

    1%er Well-Known Member

    They may be the first to be using sunglasses but many government agencies are already using facial recognition software without their citizens being fully aware. The police and other agencies in the UK have been testing a system on the London underground and overground for years, a number of cities in the USA and Australia are also testing systems.

    I was at a conference a couple of years ago where speakers for those countries were openly talking about it, claiming that transport systems are great for testing as tens of thousands of people use the same trains at the same stations and times everyday, so they can see if the number of hits increase with changing software.

    Reading the press around facial recognition, it seems that most governments are still way behind Google and Facebook in this area of research.
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  11. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    I dunno, Facebook seems quite good at identifying inanimate objects as humans when it asks you to tag people in photos.
    tim likes this.

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