Chen Jing, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, wants a surveillance network for deadly pathogens. (Picture: Sam Tsang/SCMP)Chen Jing, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, wants a surveillance network for deadly pathogens. (Picture: Sam Tsang/SCMP)
Chen Jing, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, wants a surveillance network for deadly pathogens. (Picture: Sam Tsang/SCMP)

Chinese scientist wants a new Skynet-like system just for tracking viruses

The proposed monitoring system would rely on AI, 5G and big data

Topic |   Facial recognition
Chen Jing, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, wants a surveillance network for deadly pathogens. (Picture: Sam Tsang/SCMP)Chen Jing, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, wants a surveillance network for deadly pathogens. (Picture: Sam Tsang/SCMP)
Chen Jing, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, wants a surveillance network for deadly pathogens. (Picture: Sam Tsang/SCMP)
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