In China, a Canon subsidiary only opens its doors to employees smiling at the control camera. A method bringing a positive atmosphere for Canon, a reinforcement of the grip of technologies on the personnel for others.
Off the masks, smile and the door will open! In China, a Chinese subsidiary of Canon has set up a surprising and disturbing smile recognition system. Controlled by aboosted with AI, it ensures that only “happy” employees can access the office. This detection system is nothing new and is even part of the functions present in many , today. On the other hand, its use as a sesame to go to the office is unprecedented.
And there is nothing really to smile about, because this practice has gone completely unnoticed because it actually dates from 2020. It has just been identified by the. It must be said that in China, the monitoring of the actions of employees at large Artificial Intelligence is pushed and systematized to the point that it no longer surprises anyone, even if a few employees come to criticize these methods.
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So theof the lunch break is assessed by cameras, used on computers are tracked for and smartphone applications even allow you to employees outside the office. A kind of personnel management increased to . Finally, instead of saving people time, technology actually increases the pace of employees.
For its part, Canon tried toindicating happiness and health go through a smile. For the firm, this is an essential concept for approaching the post-pandemic world in a positive. Also according to Canon, once they were used to this system, they would keep smiling naturally in the office.