A man gets ready to walk through a subway turnstile equipped with a face scan payment system at Zijingshan station in Zhengzhou, Sept. 27, 2019. Photo: Xinhua

China’s subways embrace facial recognition payment systems despite rising privacy concerns

  • Since the service began trials in September, nearly 200,000 commuters in Zhengzhou have elected to authorise face-scan payments
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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A man gets ready to walk through a subway turnstile equipped with a face scan payment system at Zijingshan station in Zhengzhou, Sept. 27, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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Surveillance cameras and a screen are displayed at a Guangzhou Juan Intelligent Tech Joint Stock Co. facial recognition display area during the CES Asia Show in Shanghai, June 11, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese tech companies are shaping UN facial recognition standards, according to leaked documents

  • Standards ratified in the United Nations’ ITU, which has 193 member states, are more often adopted as policies by developing nations
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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Surveillance cameras and a screen are displayed at a Guangzhou Juan Intelligent Tech Joint Stock Co. facial recognition display area during the CES Asia Show in Shanghai, June 11, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
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