Creepy Chinese government start-up expands plans for face-reading AI [Video]

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Chinese government start-up expands its plans to use powerful facial recognition technology to spy on "anyone, anywhere" without them ever knowingMegvii"s eerie Face++ AI accurately identifies people by their facial features It has been used by Chinese police to track down fugitives in...

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Chinese government start-up expands its plans to use powerful facial recognition technology to spy on ‘anyone, anywhere’ without them ever knowing

  • Megvii’s eerie Face++ AI accurately identifies people by their facial features
  • It has been used by Chinese police to track down fugitives in large crowds
  • The Beijing company announced it has secured a distributor in …

Creepy surveillance start-up Megvii, which is backed by the Chinese government, is expanding its artificial intelligence-powered face-reading operations. Pictured is a screen grab from a facial recognition system built by separate Chinese firm Hikvision

Beijing firm Megvii has announced it is shifting its powerful Face++ facial recognition technology beyond China after securing a distributor in Thailand. Pictured is an AI-powered camera built by Hikvision

Megvii has also secured a deal with Chinese technology firm Vivo to use the software to make 3D models of people's heads that could help them plan plastic surgery. Image shows Chinese police wearing facial recognition sunglasses

Megvii's world-leading Face++ technology uses AI to identify people by their facial features, allowing police to spy on 'anyone, anywhere' without them knowing. Image shows experts analysing footage captured by Hikvision AI cameras

China has 170 million security cameras set up for its so-called 'SkyNet' system, many of which are powered by Face++. It says 400 million more of the cameras - which have already been used to catch more than 3,000 fugitives - are on the way (stock image)