Skip to comments.China's new 'super camera' can instantly pinpoint specific targets among tens of thousands of people
Posted on 09/27/2019 3:39:10 AM PDT by cba123
Scientists have unveiled a 500 megapixel cloud camera system in China that they say is capable of capturing the facial details of each individual in a crowd of tens of thousands of people, raising fears facial recognition monitoring could soon reach a new level.
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Now we know why the Chinese wear those surgical masks all the time.
As you drive down the road in your new car with Bluetooth connected to your smart phone, remember the Charlie Brown character Pigpen, and his cloud of dust that surrounded him everywhere he went. When it comes to electronic wireless data, most of us look like Pigpen.
We already have that capability, and have cameras that are deployed over stadiums that can read print that someone has in their hands.
so what is the big deal?
Trying to find the guy in the striped shirt and round glasses ?
None of them are datalinked with facial recognition. This one is and with enough of them in an area they can be shown a photo and automatically point the subject out.
how do you know that they are not linked to facial recognition software?
You don’t think we aren’t there yet in the US?
Why do you think there is such a push for5G?
> When it comes to electronic wireless data, most of us look like Pigpen.
That is an outstanding analogy.
Eh, 500 MP is good but... At that frame size, if you looked at 10000 people that’s just 50,000 pixels per person. That’s basically thumbnail sized images at 223x223 pixels. I seriously doubt there is any facial recognition software that can work with that little data. Obviously if you zoom in and take multiple images panning across a crowd you get better resolution (more pixels per face). But heck, you can do that with a cell phone camera. This isn’t really a drastic or even significant increase in capability as far as I can see.
It’s not the camera. It’s the software that recognizes individuals. China is now into 100% monitoring and control of the citizens. Google wrote software for China to help that along. Guaranteeing you that Facebook helps China control citizens.
Our future if dems are elected.
Very much so.
I would be surprised if they weren't, or at least if they couldn't be linked quickly if stadium security wanted to, like if there was a potential security threat and they wanted to scan the stadium crowd for "persons of interest".
If China has it, you know they got it from our government.
Where’s Waldo Wong?
This camera comes with the software in it.
The US market cameras are commercially available - they don’t.
Unfortunately, the stadium ceiling cams that I’ve seen (and I’ve seen some of the ones in Cowboys Stadium) don’t have much by way of onboard logic. The control booth may have the ability to do FR and datalink them together as an array, but the Chinese unit can do all this without a control booth or external support as well as network with others in the area without external support.
It’s the difference between having to lug around a 1970s component Hi-Fi system versus a Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Bluetooth speaker connected to your smartphone. There’s a lot of things you can do with a miniaturized self contained device in seconds that would take hours or days of setup with the older tech.
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