The Chinese government has aggressively rolled out facial recognition since 2014. Police use it to find and apprehend criminals; airport officials deploy it for security and border customs checks. Banks, shops, subways, gyms, offices and schools scan faces as well. But even in China, privacy and security concerns are taking hold. Who’s collecting, saving and using the data? As the first lawsuit a Chinese person filed against the use of facial recognition goes to trial, blogger Fu Bo advocates for privacy: Both citizens and the government, she says, need to take privacy more seriously.
About the Author
Fu Bo writes on her blog Yu Duo Tian, where she follows the latest developments in artificial intelligence and the controversies surrounding their application.