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.

SenseTime, Megvii, Baidu, and Alibaba Leading the AI Biometrics Battle


China, the epicenter for the new strain(s) of the coronavirus, is currently leading world efforts in deploying new technologies to detect, monitor, and control the situation within its borders. Having already been a key regio…

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