Facial Recognition AI Used To Hunt Down Wanted Man In A Crowd Of 60K

Facial Recognition AI Used To Hunt Down Wanted Man In A Crowd Of 60K

Facial Recognition AI Used To Hunt Down Wanted Man In A Crowd Of 60K

We all know very well that China has a surveillance network with more than 170 million cameras that can identify a person in minutes. By the way, the network is operating at full speed: with the help of Facial Recognition AI (artificial intelligence) system, Chinese police identified a fugitive and arrested in the midst of 60,000 people accompanying a show.

Facial Recognition AI Used To Hunt Down Wanted Man In A Crowd Of 60K

China has a surveillance network with more than 170 million cameras that can identify a person in minutes. By the way, the network is operating at full speed: with the help of an artificial intelligence system, Chinese police identified a fugitive and arrested in the midst of 60,000 people accompanying a show.

This is a 31-year-old man identified only as Ao. He travelled about 100 km with his wife and friends to attend the performance of Jacky Cheung, a well-known pop singer in China. Ao is accused of committing “economic crimes” and had his identity inserted in a Chinese database of people wanted by the authorities.

The fugitive enjoyed the event without worry, after all, nobody expects to be trapped in the middle of a crowd with thousands of people. But that’s what happened. The information is that he would have been absolutely shocked at the approach of the police officers and told them that if he knew he could be identified at a show he would not have appeared.

The explanation is as simple as it is scary: anyone in a location in China monitored by a camera (remember there are 170 million of them) has his face analyzed and identified in real time by an artificial intelligence system.

In addition to being able to locate criminals, this system can identify people who commit reckless acts. The result is that the person can receive a fine at home days later and if he does not pay it, he will have problems with the law and risk having his score lowered in the social credit system.

A person with a low score on this system will find it difficult to rent a car, travel by plane or train and obtain monetary financing, for example.

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