Chinese police used facial recognition to catch a suspect in a crowd of 60,000

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Looks like the Chinese surveillance state is really up and running, guys!

Chinese state news agency ECNS reported Thursday that police used facial recognition-enabled cameras to catch a criminal suspect amongst a crowd of 60,000 concert-goers. Cool!

The suspect, identified as Mr. Ao, was wanted “in connection with an economic dispute.” Ao and his wife had traveled about 55 miles to see a Hong Kong pop star, Jacky Cheung, in concert at the Nanchang International Sports Center. Facial recognition cameras identified him at the concert’s entrance, and police apprehended Ao amidst the crowd. Read more…

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Source: Mashable AI Feed

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