The use of facial recognition technology has flourished and become a part of daily life in China. Photo: Reuters

How facial recognition works: how good is the tech at identifying people under different conditions?

  • Advanced surveillance systems combine methods to identify partially exposed faces, gait patterns and distinguishing body features.
  • In the US, a new device helps identify a person’s unique heartbeat over long distances using infrared laser
Topic |   Facial recognition

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The use of facial recognition technology has flourished and become a part of daily life in China. Photo: Reuters
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Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.

Iris Deng

Iris Deng

Iris is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post.

Li Tao

Li Tao

Li Tao is a senior technology reporter, based in Shenzhen. He focuses on big enterprises including Alibaba, Huawei and ZTE, hardware makers, and smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Oneplus. He joined the Post in 2017 after working for more than seven years with China Daily in Hong Kong. He has masters degrees in both laws and journalism.