State-Run Surveillance Program Matches Faces from Video to Watchlist Suspects

Often times, AI applications are helpful, interesting, and unique, and sometimes they are simply unnerving. This state-run program matches faces caught on camera to a list of government suspects, and it’s using advanced facial recognition techniques to do it. Camera’s are supposedly set up in people’s homes and around the area. Some say it alerts Chinese authorities when these people move out of a “safe zone” of 984 feet. The ultimate aim of this AI aims to predict when terrorist attacks are about to happen and aims to stop them. But is it legal under international law?

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