Scientists in China have unveiled a new facial recognition “super camera” that is raising serious concerns about civil liberties.
The 500-megapixel device was debuted last week at the International Industry Fair. It is reportedly four times more detailed than the human eye and capable of capturing every face in crowds of up to tens of thousands.
The system was created at Fudan University with help from the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
It is suspected that this new camera system will be utilized in China’s social credit system which grants citizens points based on the way they live their lives, with criteria that include donating to charity and following the law. (Read more from “Chinese Technology: Government Unveils 500 Megapixel Camera That Can Capture Every Face in a Crowd” HERE)