Part 1: China’s Surveillance State: AI Startups, Tech Giants Are At The Center Of The Government’s Plans

Facial recognition technology is penetrating deep into China. Cameras track passengers at railway stations, identify homeless people on the streets and even monitor worshippers in state-approved churches.

China’s nation-wide surveillance project, named Skynet, began as early as 2005. But recent advances in artificial intelligence have given the state’s surveillance efforts a boost.

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