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The Chinese government has an AI surveillance system that uses 20m+ cameras and facial recognition systems to track citizen behavior and monitor criminals. They officially named it ‘Skynet’, because of Terminator

Skynet is the Chinese government’s video surveillance system, which it claims is for tracking criminals. Under the project, more than 20 million cameras have been set up in public spaces across the country.

State media boasts that it’s the world’s biggest surveillance network, calling it “the eyes that safeguard China” — but it’s also led to fears about the impact of constant surveillance on the public at large, and that it might be used to target dissidents.


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