How China uses facial recognition to control human behavior

China Facial Recognition Behavior

Source: Alfred Ng
Affiliation: CNet

This article describes China’s extreme usage of facial recognition surveillance. While in the US facial recognition surveillance is used to help solve violent crimes, in China, facial recognition is used to track individuals of minority ethnicities and even publicly shame people for wearing sleepwear in public. In fact, in China, facial recognition technology is used for behavioral engineering. While in the US, behavioral engineering is used mainly for commercial efforts, in China, behavioral engineering is used by the state to instill fear and control over its citizens.

Keywords: Computer Science , Facial Recognition , Tech Ethics