China has introduced a new face recognition system that allows travelers on the subway to use their faces as payment methods.
Developed by Internet giant Tencent, 60 allows people over the age to scan their faces and get free entry to some subway stations in Shenzhen in exchange for registration.
A similar system is also implemented in Jinan in Shandong province in eastern China, and small-scale trials are implemented in Shanghai, Qingdao, Nanjing and Nanning.
According to South China Morning Post, the Shenzhen initiative, which was first announced by the country's official news agency Xinhua, is expected to spread to other age groups.
Face recognition technology used in China has been previously criticized by privacy advocates as well as by Weibo users of China's social networking network.
China's well-known surveillance network 170 includes more than a million closed-circuit camera systems, and cameras use artificial intelligence to identify people even when their faces are hidden.
Last year, tanıma gait recognition ”technology was introduced in order to recognize people by walking.
Surveillance initiatives in the country also include the so-called “spy bird ğı, which uses robots to monitor people from the air.
Pigeon-like unmanned aerial vehicles are equipped with a flight control system that allows ground control, GPS technology and a high-resolution camera.
China's surveillance network feeds on the controversial social credit system, which aims to reinforce the state's discourse that korumak it is great to maintain trust and it is embarrassing to lose confidence ”.
Rating points of those entering trouble with the system has been reduced. This means that they may not be able to access the best hotels, high-speed internet connection and even send their children to first-class schools.
In exceptional circumstances, Chinese citizens may be prohibited from traveling or traveling abroad. Last year, it was announced that more than one million 20 black-list passengers were denied high-speed train travel and air travel.