This is another tangible proof that the latest technologies are more and more often designed primarily against the population. The best example of this is the Chinese government, which uses them powerfully for permanent surveillance of citizens and racial segregation.
A new patent from Huawei and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has just come to light. It concerns the face recognition system in photos and cameras of municipal monitoring of people of Uyghur origin. They belong to a Muslim ethnic group living mainly in Xinjiang Province in northwest China. They are by no means a threat to the authorities.
Despite this, the Chinese government has been harassing this community for years by promoting the Han group. There have been many talks about isolating the Uighurs in the cities they live in and keeping them under surveillance using a variety of technologies. The Social Assessment System is also in use, in which representatives of this group occupy the lowest positions, so they cannot travel around the country and their families have no chance to apply for benefits, count on loans and have access to education.
It turns out, however, that almost all Chinese technology companies, including Alibaba and Baidu, are developing systems for identifying ethnic minorities. When this controversial case came to light, Huawei immediately announced that it would make changes to the patent applications. However, this is only a marketing procedure and it does not mean that this procedure will end.
This case shows that the Chinese government will stop at nothing. The worst thing is that more and more countries in the world, including, unfortunately, the authorities of the European Union, are more and more willing to limit our freedom in the Chinese fashion.
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