Haikou Experimental Middle School pupils queue at the new facial recognition gate at the entrance to their dormitory. Photo: Weibo

Chinese school stops using facial recognition gates at peak times after complaints about queues

  • Middle school on tropical Hainan Island is the latest to use the technology, which it says will ‘make it safer for pupils to enter and leave campus’
  • But students say it doesn’t always recognise faces and they have long waits to go through the system at the entrances to two huge dormitories
Topic |   China Society

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Haikou Experimental Middle School pupils queue at the new facial recognition gate at the entrance to their dormitory. Photo: Weibo
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Yin Qi, co-founder and CEO of Megvii, a company focusing on facial recognition technology, is pictured at his office in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song

Rising Chinese AI star Megvii gets caught in the US-China tech war

  • Megvii among Chinese facial recognition companies reportedly being considered for US technology blacklist for role in Xinjiang surveillance
  • China wants to adopt AI in all walks of life, from health care to financial services to driverless cars and robots
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Yin Qi, co-founder and CEO of Megvii, a company focusing on facial recognition technology, is pictured at his office in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song
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