Chinese police are starting to use eyeglasses to recognize the faces of suspected perpetrators.The sunglasses were used to show the images of the perpetrators. The information is linked to an Internet database, which allows police to quickly identify the culprit even among the mob, according to BBC News.
According to Chinese state media, the device has been arrested and the suspect has been arrested.Currently, police are using this technology with the new railway station in downtown Kyaukpru. The suspects were among those arrested in a car accident and escaped from trafficking cases to human trafficking.
According to the new technology, the glasses will automatically be taken as soon as they find the culprit and will match the information on the Internet database and, if appropriate, be sent to the police. But on the other hand, there are concerns about the technology, and the government uses it to dissociate them from political dissent.
There are also criticisms that it could be traced to minorities.At present, it is estimated that there are about 170 million CCTV cameras across China, and the number is expected to reach 400 million over the next three years. China’s police have a new weapon in their surveillance arsenal: sunglasses with built-in facial recognition.
According to reports from local media, the glasses are being tested at train stations in the “emerging megacity” of Zhengzhou, where they’ll be used to scan travelers during the upcoming Lunar New Year migration. This is a period of extremely busy holiday travel, often described as the largest human migration event on Earth.
Police say the sunglasses have already been used to capture seven suspects wanted in major cases, as well as 26 individuals traveling under false identities.The sunglasses are the latest component in China’s burgeoning tech-surveillance state. In recent years, the country has poured resources into various advanced tracking technologies.
Developing artificial intelligence to identify individuals and digitally tail them around cities. One estimate suggests the country will have more than 600 million CCTV cameras by 2020, with Chinese tech startups outfitting them with advanced features like gait recognition.