After being imprisoned for two months, An estimated 26 million residents of Shanghai have returned to their former lives. The pictures show them running in shops and parks. The city had never experienced such a period of captivity and the authorities had to conduct various riot and mutiny attempts, including numerous arrests.
Today, life has resumed its course, but strategy ”Remains fragile. To take the transport, you need to show your credentials, and this is not a complete immunization schedule, but proof of a negative test. Except that there is no humane way to control everyone in all public places and so we must go digital.
Two million “digital sentinels”
According to, China’s largest city, out of the group, is determined not to experience such a period, and has revealed the equivalent of 7. 7.5 billion to equip itself with “digital sentinels”. Hide this term for so-called “intelligent” temperature monitoring devices, And its consequences Residents
TheThe municipality plans to install up to two million of these devices in public. If the test is final, other cities should emulate Shanghai. Behind this device, SensTime, China’s largest artificial intelligence (AI) company, but also the largest manufacturers of Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua Technology, From the country
Six observation functions
Most of these “digital sentinels” use oral recognition technology to verify and record information about individuals’ vaccinations, tests.And them Recent. These devices will be used to authorize access to public places, and each will cost between 2,000 yuan to 10,000 yuan or between 280 and 1,200 euros.
” The device has six functions: mask detection, temperature test, health code test, vaccine record test, HIV testAnd identity verification, which helps in quicker verification for different places and brings benefits to the public. “, .
China: Neglect of technology to deal with coronavirus epidemic
A mobile application that tracks virus carriers, scanners remotely measure temperature,Spraying disinfectant or artificial intelligence to map … Chinese technology companies are trying their best to fight Kovid-19. A confusion of technology where the protection of privacy comes after health.
Posted by Céline Deluzarche on 02/17/2020
TheKovid-19 has already infected more than 68,000 people in China and caused more than 1,700 deaths. Exceptional control system, mandatory wearing of mask, The streets have been sprayed, factories have been shut down … the country is deploying the main way to deal with the epidemic. But he relies on his knowledge above all else New technology: drones, artificial intelligence, And Is used
An application to track infected people
You have probably been infected? In China, residents can now download one Indicates whether you have “close contact” with an infected person (for example, a relative, an airplane or a medical staff). The application, is called Turn off contact identifierUsers who need to scan them based on personal information Upstairs . In Hong Kong, surveillance is very strict: families in quarantine must wear one Which checks whether people have prisoners in their house. If the bracelet is damaged or disconnected more than 20 meters from the mobile, a warning is sent immediately. According to Violators of the quarantine system could face up to six months in prison and a fine of 4,600 euros.
A remote scanner to detect fever
On the Beijing subway, travelers are checked out by oneWhich measures their temperature. Developed by Megvii, a Chinese, ” Able to detect system accurately a In distances over 3 meters and in heavy passenger traffic, even when in person Or a hat , . The passenger was then identified . ” This allows employees to perform checks without communication Reduces narrow, potential coronavirus infections and optimizes passenger flow Its competitor Baidu has developed a similar system, capable of detecting temperatures of 200 people per minute, faster than scanners used at airports.
Chinese # Have Start-ups have developed an AI temperature screening system to measure face ++ temperature and to identify people with fever in crowded areas using facial detection. The system has been tested at the subway station # Beijing. (Courtesy of Face ++) pic.twitter.com/tbaxvHQyjG
– Global Times (loglobaltimesnews) February 5, 2020
The robot is calling pedestrians to order
In provinces plagued by epidemics, it is best not to wear the necessary masks. Small robots equipped with speakers and cameras warn pedestrians who risk going out without masks and scan their temperature with cameras.. For ‘ The robot sounds an alarm and sends a warning to police, reports . The robots thus patrol airports, shopping centers and large public squares. In several large cities, drones fly over main roads and invite motorists to scan a QR code to provide authorities with their health data.
Drones to disinfect roads and bring medicine
” Keep yoursClose and stay home “The drone is passing over the building, spraying disinfectant on the road. A drone loaded with 10 liters of disinfectant can spray an area of about 8,000 square meters. (China.org). In several villages, drones have been designed to disperse The field has been converted into a field for disinfection. Others take responsibility for carrying Or masks for people confined to their homes. In Nanjing, it is forbidden to enter buildings to avoid people during human delivery , These are robots on wheels that take care of the delivery of residents. ” The robot has 10 hours of autonomy and can even take lifts ”, Reports China.org.
Artificial intelligence to fight the virus
China is making extensive use of its artificial intelligence (AI) knowledge to fight the new Kovid-19 virus. Chinese search engine giant Baidu has thus made its computing capabilities available to scientists to study viruses. According to the company, its algorithm is multiplied by 20. Several research teams are working on an AI that is capable of mapping and predicting . Tencent and Baidu provided their user data on how the model could leave the virus In the days following its appearance. Scan other algorithms , Media reports and public health information to determine where the virus is most likely to spread. For its part, Chinese start-up iFlytek has developed an algorithm that puts patients at the highest risk according to their age, place of residence or medical condition.
# Coronavirus Chengdu Sichuan China … 00:43 am Wednesday, February 12
Technology..if you live in China and scan the QR code of this QR image with your phone..you can find out about areas where “infected people” have been identified and taken to hospital or “quarantined” in their own homes. pic.twitter.com/77rEB72y1j
– John Docker (oJohnDkarFilms) February 11, 2020