SenseTime has already partnered with various branches of the Chinese government.
Police could use the photos of innocent drivers as well as criminal mugshots.
Facial recognition in the city of Shenzhen is just one part of a growing national surveillance system.
With 170 million cameras, it's the largest monitoring system in the world.
Privacy advocates have some concerns, but for most users they may not matter.
The software can ID partially covered faces, making it potentially useful for persecuting dissidents.
“If someone buys a kitchen knife that’s OK, but if the person also buys a sack and a hammer later, that person is becoming suspicious."
“We’ve cracked the brain’s code for facial identity.”
And the system can estimate pain levels with an 80 percent accuracy.
This new tech could make "Minority Report" a little more fact than fiction.
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