Sample images used by Chinese researchers to train a “porn police” helmet that can read people’s mind to detect pornography. Photo: Beijing Jiaotong University
Sample images used by Chinese researchers to train a “porn police” helmet that can read people’s mind to detect pornography. Photo: Beijing Jiaotong University
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‘Mind-reading’ device to detect porn could speed China’s policing of illicit content, say researchers

  • Electrical engineering team combine the power of humans and AI to create a prototype device that sounds an alarm when an indecent image appears
  • But an observer says there is no law to regulate the use of such objects, which could be used by censors, or to protect the data they collect

Sample images used by Chinese researchers to train a “porn police” helmet that can read people’s mind to detect pornography. Photo: Beijing Jiaotong University
Sample images used by Chinese researchers to train a “porn police” helmet that can read people’s mind to detect pornography. Photo: Beijing Jiaotong University
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