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Chinese authorities nab fugitive in a crowd of 60k thanks to facial recognition AI


A Chinese fugitive was arrested after an AI-powered facial recognition system alerted authorities to his presence in a crowd of 60,000 people attending a pop concert. Welcome to the age of robot snitches. Wanted for “economic crimes,â€� the 31 year-old man was reportedly surprised when police apprehended him. He’d traveled nearly 100 km (about 60 miles) with his wife and friends to attend the event, a concert headlined by Cantopop star Jacky Cheung, before authorities nabbed him on a tip from a venue camera. In his defense, Jacky Cheung is awesome: Chinese authorities have entirely embraced facial recognition systems and AI-powered…

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