Fact check: The tracking database in China revealed by Twitter user

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The AI (artificial intelligence) approaches have been reportedly used by the authority of China to track the people. However, the practical details might have never been revealed until a thread appears on Twitter, which demonstrates tracking people using the data stored on SenseNets.

Victor Gevers on Twitter

These are the trackers which are connected the SenseNets database. They make part of this artificial intelligence-based security network which uses face recognition, crowd analysis, and personal verification. https://t.co/Y2YUz36FKN

His investigation looks newsworthy, but may still lack objective evidences. It is unclear about how to reproduce his results. Therefore, we may need to investigate more about the story.

Could we find his computational scripts?

If no, could we find other evidences to support this story?

Furthermore, how strong SenseNets is linked to the authority of China is also worth investigation.

 

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