By: Steve Dellar | 04-13-2018 | News
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China - Facial Recognition Cameras Find 1 Criminal In 60,000 Concert Crowd

In China, big brother is watching you, literally. Just like London and the rest of the UK, the ‘middle kingdom’ is packed with CCTV cameras. Unlike London and the rest of the UK, most of those cameras in China are state of the art making it possible for the AI behind it to single out one person from a crowd.

For its latest feat of showing the 1.4 billion strong population that crime is no longer an option, the Chinese police forces were able to pick out 1 fugitive from a 60,000 strong crowd watching a pop concert.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Facial recognition in China: “security cameras equipped with the software pinpointed the man out of the estimated 50,000 other people also in attendance at the concert.” <a href=""></a>. Happily we have trustworthy leader.</p>&mdash; John Gordon (@jgordonshare) <a href="">April 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Police officer Li Jin told state news agency Xinhua: "The suspect looked completely caught by surprise when we took him away."

"He didn't think the police would be able to catch him from a crowd of 60,000 so quickly."

Authorities are keen to remind their citizens whenever possible that China is a world leader in facial recognition technology and the evening news reports regularly open with the latest results, reminding criminals that it will soon become impossible to evade the authorities.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Chinese police have used facial recognition technology to locate and arrest a man who was among a crowd of 60,000 concert goers.<br>China has a huge surveillance network of over 170,000,000 CCTV cameras.<br><br>China man caught by facial recognition at pop concert <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Michael Allen Martin (@michaelallenmar) <a href="">April 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Thanks to the installment of 170 million cameras already in place and 40 million more on the way, China now owns what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network".


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tara No. 23064 2018-04-13 : 22:02

How fantastic! When will America install these devices?

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