China’s facial recognition tech posts your image and ID on billboard
China has put up a creepy facial recognition billboard that posts your image, name and ID card if you cross the road at the wrong time.
Matthew Brennan tweeted a video on Tuesday capturing the screen displaying an array of images of the culprits.
The screen, featuring four sections, captures a man walking over the crosswalk when the pedestrian lights are red.
Another screen featured a close-up head shot of the individual.
While another captured a head shot and the individuals ID card details.
The billboard name and shame approach was set up in bid to deter those who are reckless when crossing roads.
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Matthew remained stationary for a few moments to observe the billboard, during which time we witnessed multiple offender's faces being broadcast.
On Twitter, Matthew wrote: “Chinese facial recognition system to discourage minor traffic violations. Cross the road when you shouldn't and a picture of you with your name, ID card number pop up on the big screen for everyone to see.”
So far, his tweet has garnered over 560,000 views, with many people replying to express their shock at the system.
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One person said: "Public shaming is an effective alternative to prison, but as a mother I see it as an authoritative alternative to emotion abuse."
A second described it as "awful".
Another claimed: "I bet they deduct points from your social credit score too."
Not all were against the surveillance approach.
One viewer added: "While we may disagree with that view, Chinese friends I have don’t seem to mind this surveillance complex.
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