After two months of booking due to a, nearly 26 million Shanghai residents have regained their previous lives. Pictures show them running to shops and parks. The city had never experienced such a period of confinement before, and the authorities had to manage several attempts at riots and rebellions with many arrests.
Today, life has resumed its course, but the strategystill fragile. To take transportation, you must show your credentials, which is not a complete vaccination schedule, but evidence of a negative test. However, not all public places have the human means to control everyone, and therefore we must resort to digital means.
Two million “digital guard”
according toChina’s largest city, outside the conglomerate, is determined not to experience such a period, and has released an amount equal to $7.5 billion to equip itself with “digital guards”. Behind this term hide the so-called “smart” devices capable of monitoring the temperature, and and results population.
TheReports indicate that the municipality wants to install up to two million of these devices in public places. If experience is decisive, other cities should emulate Shanghai. Behind this device is SenseTime, the largest Chinese company in (IA), but also Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua Technology, the largest manufacturers from the state.
Six monitoring functions
Most of these “digital guards” use facial recognition technology to verify and record information about individuals’ tests and vaccinationsand theirs Recently. These devices will be used to allow entry to public places, and they cost between 2,000 and 10,000 yuan each, or between 280 and 1,200 euros.
” The device has six functions: mask detection, temperature check, health code check, vaccination history check, HIV check checkand identity verification, which helps in quick verification of different places and brings convenience to the public”And the .
China: Immorality of techniques to deal with the Corona virus epidemic
A mobile app that tracks virus carriers, a scanner that measures temperature remotely,Disinfectant spray or AI for mapping … Chinese tech companies are doing everything they can to fight Covid-19. Immorality in technologies where privacy protection comes after health.
Posted on February 17, 2020 by Céline DeLoischer
TheCovid-19 has already infected more than 68,000 people in China and caused more than 1,700 deaths. Exceptional containment measures, mandatory wearing of masks, It was sprayed on the streets, factories closed their doors … The country is using major means to combat the epidemic. But he depends above all on his experience New technologies: Drones, artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data are being used.
Patient tracking application
Is it possible that you have? In China, residents can now download a file Which indicates whether you have been in close contact with an infected person (for example, a relative, a passenger on an aircraft, or medical staff). The app is called Close contact detectorbased on the personal data of users who have to clear data on the smartphone. In Hong Kong, monitoring is even stricter: families placed in quarantine must wear Which checks if people are still confined to their homes. If the bracelet is damaged or separated from the phone for more than 20 meters, an alert is sent immediately. according to Violators of the quarantine procedures are subject to 6 months imprisonment and a fine of 4,600 euros.
Remote fever scanner
In the Beijing subway, travelers are screened by awhich measures its temperature. Developed by Megvii, A Chinese, ” The system is able to accurately detect a At distances of more than 3 meters and in the midst of heavy passenger traffic, even when a person or a hat ”, . Then the passenger is identified by . ” This allows employees to perform contactless examinations tight, while reducing potential coronavirus transmission and improving passenger flow Its competitor Baidu has developed a similar system capable of detecting the temperature of 200 people per minute, faster than the scanners used in airports.
Chinese #You have The startup, Face++ has developed an AI temperature screening system to measure temperatures and identify individuals with fever in crowded areas, using facial recognition. The system has been put to trial in subway stations in # Beijing. (Courtesy of Face++) pic.twitter.com/tbaxvHQyjG
– Global Times (globaltimesnews) February 5, 2020
Robots ask for passersby
In the provinces affected by the epidemic, it is better not to venture into the street without wearing the required mask. Tiny robots with speakers and cameras warn passersby who risk going outside without a mask, and check their temperature with a camera. In case’ The robot raises an alarm, sends an alert to the police and reports . And so robots are patrolling airports, shopping malls and large public squares. In many large cities, drones fly over major roads and invite motorists to scan a QR code to submit their health data to the authorities.
Drones to disinfect streets and bring medicines
” keep yourLocked and stay at home The hymn of the drone flying over the buildings spraying disinfectant on the streets. A drone loaded with 10 liters of disinfectant can spray an area of about 8,000 square meters, according to (China.org). In several villages, drones are designed to be deployed The fields were diverted to clear the streets. Others pledge to implement Or masks for people confined to their homes. In Nanjing, while human delivery people are prohibited from entering buildings to avoid this These are robots on wheels that take care of deliveries to residents. ” The robot has an autonomy of up to 10 hours and can even use elevators China.org reports.
Artificial intelligence to fight the virus
China is extensively using its expertise in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) to fight the new Covid-19 virus. Thus, Baidu, the Chinese search engine giant, made its computing capabilities available to scientists to study the virus. According to the company, its algorithm multiplies by 20. Several research teams are also working on an artificial intelligence system capable of mapping and predicting a file . Tencent and Baidu provided their own user data to model how the virus might have left In the days following his appearance. Other algorithms scan a file and media reports and official health data to determine where the virus is likely to spread. For its part, Chinese startup iFlytek has developed an algorithm to identify high-risk patients according to their age, place of residence or medical condition.
#Corona Virus Chengdu, Sichuan, China … 00:43 AM Wednesday, February 12
Technology..if you are in China and scan the QR code of this QR image with your phone..you can learn about areas where “infected people” have been detected and taken to hospitals or “quarantine” in their homes. . pic.twitter.com/77rEB72y1j
– John DkarFilms February 11, 2020