Facial Recognition System Publicly Humiliates Street-crossers in Shenzhen

The Big Brother-style face recognition system publicly humiliates China’s street-crossers by displaying their images on a huge screen and then sending them fines via text messages.

-The police in Shenzhen, southeast China, are upgrading their existing systems

-Images of people crossing the street have been transmitted to large LED screens in the city

-Officials are negotiating with mobile operators and social media companies on the plan

-The city hopes to impose additional deterrence on the 12 million people in the area

Due to the Big Brother-style plan, once a jay walker in a Chinese city violates the principle, he will soon receive immediate notice and fines.

Officials are seeking to upgrade the existing system, which uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to call and humiliate criminals.

Images of pedestrians crossing the road under red traffic lights have been transmitted to large LED screens.

Now, the government is negotiating with mobile operators and social media companies to provide additional deterrence to the region’s 12 million people.

Due to the espionage replacement program, Jaywalkers in a city in China will be notified soon if they violate the principles. Officials are seeking to upgrade the existing system, which uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to call and humiliate criminals

The traffic police in Shenzhen, southeast China, have asked Intellifusion, the company behind the prevailing plan, to take new measures.

The company’s camera is equipped with a high-resolution 7-megapixel sensor that can capture photos of pedestrians crossing the road under traffic lights.

Its facial recognition technology then identifies criminals from the database.

Those caught will be insulted for displaying their photos, surnames and some government numbers on the screen.

In the 10 months from its launch to February of this year, the system captured 13,930 violations through cameras at a busy intersection.

In March, the police launched a web page showing the photos, names and partial ID numbers of people who crossed the street.

According to reports, local mobile providers and social media companies WeChat and Sina Weibo will participate in the next phase of the project.

Wang Jun, the company’s solution sales director, told the South China Morning Post: “Crossing roads has always been a problem in China, and it may be difficult to solve it simply by fines or taking photos of offenders.

“But the combination of technology and psychology…can greatly reduce chaotic crossings and prevent repeated crimes.”

It is reported that Shenzhen installed a facial recognition system called “robocops” in April 2017.

In the 10 months from its launch to February of this year, the system captured 13,930 violations through cameras at a busy intersection. In March, the police also launched a web page showing the photos, names and partial ID numbers of people who crossed the street.

The traffic police in Shenzhen, southeast China, have asked Intellifusion, the company behind the prevailing plan, to take new measures. According to reports, local mobile service providers and social media companies WeChat and Sina Weibo will participate in the next phase of the project

According to People’s Daily Online, the technology was discovered at an intersection near Peking University Shenzhen Hospital on April 15, 2017, as part of the test run.

The camera works 24 hours a day.

A monitor was also installed on the side of the road and the pedestrian island.

Li Qiang, director of the Science and Technology Department of Shenzhen Traffic Police, told reporters that the technology mainly relies on cameras to detect zebra crossings when running red lights.

It is reported that Shenzhen installed a facial recognition system called “robocops” in April 2017

According to People’s Daily Online, the technology was discovered at an intersection near Peking University Shenzhen Hospital on April 15, 2017, as part of a test run.

The Shenzhen Traffic Police hopes to extend this technology to the whole city and improve road safety for 12 million people in the district

The camera captures the criminal’s face and sends it to the display. This is also because the police department uses facial recognition technology to identify the person.

The monitor shows that it is running in real time, which means that any criminal’s profile picture will be uploaded immediately and run in a loop.

The system also records the number of times individuals ran red lights.

The new face recognition technology has brought about the impact of public humiliation. However, Police Officer Li stated that this is a function of issuing warnings, collecting evidence and promoting road safety.

The Shenzhen Municipal Transportation Department issued a handout on March 16, showing that there were 123,200 records of chaotic crossings in 2016.

Officials hope to promote the technology to the entire Shenzhen city in the near future to help reduce the number.

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