China’s AI Biometrics Companies in the Fight Against COVID-19 and the New Surveillance Era

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By Dimitrios Pavlakis | 2Q 2020 | IN-5778


China's Double Standard in the Outbreak


The COVID-19 outbreak that originated in Wuhan, Hubei province in China and has brought a paralyzing wave of transportation restrictions and nation-wide lockdowns, putting a strain on almost every single facet of societal life worldwide, pushing healthcare and food providers to their very edge, overloading network infrastructure, and causing large-scale ramifications on most technology supply lines. While the Chinese government has admitted to withholding and censoring information in a manner similar to their response to the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s, China is currently attempting to emerge as a global leader in the fight against the pandemic, bringing its Artificial Intelligence (AI) biometrics leaders into the fray.


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