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Thanks To AI, A 3rd Person Is Arrested Following A Pop Superstar's Concert

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Chinese superstar Jacky Cheung performs onstage during his "A Classical Tour" concert at Hong Kong Coliseum on Dec. 4, 2016. Chinese superstar Jacky Cheung performs onstage during his "A Classical Tour" concert at Hong Kong Coliseum on Dec. 4, 2016. As people continue to feed more and more of their interior selves -- our likes, dislikes, wants, needs, social cartographies -- into digital networks that harvest and parse that information into profiles used to make money, a new frontier of monitoring that hones in on our physical features is ascendant. In Jiaxing, China, on Sunday evening, a man -- one of some 20,000 people attending a concert by pop star Jacky Cheung -- was arrested after being identified by an artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system, which China built after announcing in 2015 that it was creating a facial database. "A few minutes after he passed through the security checkpoint, our system issued a warning that he was a wanted person," an official with the Nanhu District Public Security Bureau told the Qianjiang Evening News.

Chinese Police Are Using Facial Recognition Tech to Catch Fugitives at Concerts


Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. Police in China have nabbed three fugitives using facial-recognition technology at a series of concerts in Eastern China, the Wall Street Journal reports. Police have employed the surveillance tool over the past two months at performances by Hong Kong pop star Jacky Cheung, also known by his nicknames "God of Songs" and, more recently, "The Nemesis of Fugitives." In one case, police were able to use a facial-recognition system to identify a 31-year-old man in a crowd of 60,000 concertgoers, according to state media. In another, the technology recognized a man who allegedly failed to pay for $17,000 worth of potatoes in 2015 and had since then been living under a pseudonym.

Five Ways China Used Facial Recognition in 2018


Imagine a world in which you can scan your face to board a train, check into a hotel, order a meal at a café, or even track your food from farm to table. In China, all of this is already happening. Facial recognition became more pervasive this year after the Chinese government in December 2017 announced an ambitious plan to achieve greater face-reading accuracy by 2020. The country also plans to introduce a system that will identify any of its 1.3 billion citizens in just three seconds. Public and private enterprises have rushed to adopt the futuristic, artificial intelligence-powered technology, implementing facial-recognition systems in transportation networks, medical facilities, and law enforcement initiatives.

Chinese police arrest man using facial recognition at concert

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Chinese police have arrested a man using facial recognition, after high-tech cameras identified an alleged criminal among fans at a 60,000-strong pop concert. The suspect, known only by his surname Ao, had been in attendance at a concert by Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung, in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, southwest China, last week. Despite being among thousands of Cheung fans, the system flagged Ao up to security thanks to facial recognition cameras and police arrested him at the show. The 31-year-old from Zhangshu, Jiangxi province, had been on a wanted list for an'economic dispute' in the neighbouring Guangxi province. Video footage shows the moment the shocked suspect is arrested by several police officers, and he can be heard saying: 'My friends and I bought the concert ticket and I went with my wife.

Smart cameras catch alleged crook in crowd of 60,000 at pop concert

FOX News

Police in China arrested a man attending a concert thanks to facial recognition technology in security cameras. A man wanted by police was nabbed at a pop star's concert thanks to facial recognition technology -- which picked the alleged crook out of a crowd of 60,000 people. Chinese police said the suspect – only identified as Mr. Ao – was attending a concert by pop star Jacky Cheung in Nanchang last weekend when he was spotted by CCTV cameras. "The suspect looked completely caught by surprise when we took him away," police officer Li Jin told state news agency Xinhua. "He didn't think police would be able to catch him from a crowd of 60,000 so quickly."