A new thermal temperature detector using 5G scans customers at a market in Suzhou, in China’s Jiangsu province, on February 20. When these devices detect anyone with a high temperature, they send out warning signals and identify the person using facial recognition technology. Photo: Imaginechina A new thermal temperature detector using 5G scans customers at a market in Suzhou, in China’s Jiangsu province, on February 20. When these devices detect anyone with a high temperature, they send out warning signals and identify the person using facial recognition technology. Photo: Imaginechina
A new thermal temperature detector using 5G scans customers at a market in Suzhou, in China’s Jiangsu province, on February 20. When these devices detect anyone with a high temperature, they send out warning signals and identify the person using facial recognition technology. Photo: Imaginechina

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Topic |   Facial recognition
A new thermal temperature detector using 5G scans customers at a market in Suzhou, in China’s Jiangsu province, on February 20. When these devices detect anyone with a high temperature, they send out warning signals and identify the person using facial recognition technology. Photo: Imaginechina A new thermal temperature detector using 5G scans customers at a market in Suzhou, in China’s Jiangsu province, on February 20. When these devices detect anyone with a high temperature, they send out warning signals and identify the person using facial recognition technology. Photo: Imaginechina
A new thermal temperature detector using 5G scans customers at a market in Suzhou, in China’s Jiangsu province, on February 20. When these devices detect anyone with a high temperature, they send out warning signals and identify the person using facial recognition technology. Photo: Imaginechina
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