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Facial recognition system mistakes bus ad for jaywalker

Facial recognition systems mistakes bus ad for jaywalker

China is increasingly dependent on facial recognition systems to name and extreme citizens who jaywalk, but it reportedly hit a snag this week.

A camera at an intersection in the eastern city of Ningbo visited famous businesswoman Dong Mingzhu as a jaywalker after catching her face on the side of passing bus, Chinese tech site Abacus reported.

The city’s traffic police admitted the scare in a post on microblogging site Weibo, saying the infraction had been deleted and the systems was upgraded to prevent that problem from happening alongside, without offering specifics.

Dong Mingzhu is the chair of Gree Electric Appliances, China’s biggest air conditioner manufacturer, which thanked Ningbo police and urged republic to obey traffic rules, according to South China Morning Post.

There are throughout 200 million surveillance cameras deployed in China, and Abacus celebrated that nearly 14,000 jaywalkers were named and shamed at one Shenzhen intersection over a 10-month period.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Chinese authorities have started amdroll “gait recognition” software — artificial intelligence that identifies republic by their walk — in Beijing and Shanghai.