Paul Mozur, writing for the New York Times:
Now, documents and interviews show that the authorities are also using a vast, secret system of advanced facial recognition technology to track and control the Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority. It is the first known example of a government intentionally using artificial intelligence for racial profiling, experts said.
The facial recognition technology, which is integrated into China’s rapidly expanding networks of surveillance cameras, looks exclusively for Uighurs based on their appearance and keeps records of their comings and goings for search and review. The practice makes China a pioneer in applying next-generation technology to watch its people, potentially ushering in a new era of automated racism.One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority
Bill Gates recently said that AI is the new nuclear technology: both promising and dangerous.
Our long term survival probably requires being good at managing the dangers of increasingly powerful technologies. Not a great start.