China plans unmanned police stations with face recognition
24 November 2017 15:20 GMT

China is planning police stations that are completely unmanned, using face recognition to identify visiting citizens.

According to financial paper Caijing Neican, the futuristic station will offer simulated driver examinations and provide registration services.

Cutting-edge facial-recognition technology developed by Tencent will identify citizens within the station.

The idea is that this will eliminate the need for users to sit at stations for long periods of time, sign up for accounts, or download apps — the AI will access all pertinent information as soon as it sees the person’s face.

This can then make applications for egovernment and document services faster and more streamlined, adds the article.