People wait in line outside a Covid-19 testing centre in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Bloomberg
People wait in line outside a Covid-19 testing centre in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus: South Korea to use facial recognition tech to track cases

  • The pilot project in Bucheon will use AI algorithms to analyse footage gathered by more than 10,000 CCTV cameras and track an infected person’s movements
  • The initiative will become operational in January despite concerns about the invasion of privacy

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People wait in line outside a Covid-19 testing centre in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Bloomberg
People wait in line outside a Covid-19 testing centre in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Bloomberg
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