From dispensing toilet paper to shaming jaywalkers, China powers up on facial recognition

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The country has one of the world’s most powerful facial recognition systems, which is being used in various ways, but concerns have been raised, as the programme Why It Matters finds out.

Even as Facebook’s #10yearchallenge sparks concerns that the social media giant is mining data for facial recognition AI, China’s facial recognition systems are already a reality in everyday life. Why It Matters host Joshua Lim finds out how public restrooms use it to prevent people from taking too much toilet paper; and how jaywalkers are identified, then publicly shamed on a digital billboard.
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