May 29, 2024


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Chinese-style artificial intelligence

Analysis – The proliferation of apps using facial recognition worries the Chinese.

Under the futuristic lockers of Beijing New Airport, passengers check-in in the blink of an eye by staring at the camera. They no longer needed to take out any identification before boarding the new Daxing station.

The official press has highlighted a feat made possible thanks to the facial recognition technology developed by SenseTime, the unicorn at the forefront of the Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) revolution.

The Beijing-based startup embodies the twin engine driving Chinese AI at the forefront of this new technological revolution: the proliferation of apps that facilitate the daily life of the world’s leading internet market, backed by massive orders from a political system. Thirsty for authoritarianism to control its population.

Beijing wants to maintain its monopoly

In China, facial recognition now allows you to withdraw cash from an ATM, or take a train without taking a ticket or verifying the identity of a pedestrian, even

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