Tag: Megvii

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

Ryan MAC , Rosalind Adams, | Buzzfeed News | Source URL Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii. The Chinese government is using their technologies to surveil and profile its own citizens. HONG KONG — […]

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group. Paul Mozur | The New York Times | Source URL The Chinese government has drawn wide international condemnation for its harsh crackdown on […]