After two months of confinement due to a, the approximately 26 million inhabitants of Shanghai have regained their former life. The images show them running to shops and in parks. The city had never experienced such a period of confinement, and the authorities had to manage several attempts at riots and rebellion with numerous arrests.
Today, life has resumed its course, but the strategy of ” remains fragile. To take transport, you have to show your credentials, and it is not a complete vaccination schedule, but proof of a negative test. Except that not all public places have the human means to control everyone, and we must therefore turn to digital means.
Two million “digital sentinels”
According , the largest city in China, outside agglomeration, is determined not to experience such a period, and it has released an amount equivalent to 7.5 billion dollars to equip itself with “digital sentinels”. Behind this term hide so-called “intelligent” devices capable of monitoring the temperature, the and the results of inhabitants.
Le reports that the municipality wants to install up to two million of these devices in public places. If the experiment is conclusive, other cities should imitate Shanghai. Behind this device, there is SenseTime, China’s largest artificial intelligence (AI) company, but also Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua Technology, the largest manufacturers of from the country.
Six monitoring functions
Most of these “digital sentinels” use facial recognition technology to verify and record information about individuals’ vaccinations, testsand their recent. These devices will be used to authorize access to public places, and they cost between 2,000 yuan and 10,000 yuan each, or between 280 and 1,200 euros.
China: debauchery of technologies to deal with the coronavirus epidemic
Mobile application that tracks virus carriers, scanner measuring the temperature remotely,spraying disinfectant or artificial intelligence to map the … Chinese tech companies are doing everything they can to fight Covid-19. A debauchery of technologies where the protection of privacy comes well after health.
Posted on 02/17/2020 by Céline Deluzarche
LeCovid-19 has already infected more than 68,000 people in China and caused more than 1,700 deaths. Exceptional containment measures, compulsory wearing of masks, sprayed in the streets, factories shut down… The country is deploying major means to fight the epidemic. But he relies above all on his know-how in new technologies: drones, artificial intelligence, et are put to use.
An application to track infected people
A remote scanner to detect fever
In the Beijing subway, travelers are scrutinized by a . The passenger is then identified by . « This allows staff to perform contactless checks narrow, while reducing potential coronavirus transmission and optimizing 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.which measures their temperature. Developed by Megvii, a Chinese, ” the system is capable of accurately detecting a at distances greater than 3 meters and in the midst of heavy passenger traffic, even when the person or a hat »,
Chinese #AI start-up, 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 into trial in subway stations of #Beijing. (Courtesy of Face++) pic.twitter.com/tbaxvHQyjG
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) February 5, 2020
Robots calling passers-by to order
In the provinces affected by the epidemic, it is better not to venture into the street without wearing the required mask. Small robots equipped with speakers and cameras admonish passers-by who risk going out without a mask, and scan their temperature with a camera . The robots thus patrol airports, shopping centers and large public squares. In several large cities, drones fly over the main roads and invite motorists to scan a QR code to provide their health data to the authorities.. In case of’ the robot sounds an alarm and sends an alert to the police, reports the
Drones to disinfect the streets and bring medicine
« Keep your (China.org). In several villages, drones designed to spread on the fields have been converted for the disinfection of the streets. Others undertake to carry out or masks for people confined to their homes. In Nanjing, while human delivery people are prohibited from entering buildings to avoid , these are robots on wheels that take care of deliveries to residents. ” The robot has an autonomy of 10 hours and can even take elevators ”, reports China.org.closed and stay home “, chants the drone passing over the buildings, spraying the streets with disinfectant. A drone loaded with 10 liters of disinfectant can spray an area of around 8,000 square meters, according to the
Artificial intelligence to fight the virus
China is making massive use of its know-how in artificial intelligence (AI) to fight the new Covid-19 virus. Baidu, the Chinese search engine giant, has thus made its computing capacities available to scientists for the study of the virus. According to the company, its algorithm multiplies by 20 the. Several research teams are also working on an AI capable of mapping and predicting the . Tencent and Baidu provided their user data to model how the virus may have left in the days following its appearance. Other algorithms scan the , media reports and official health data to determine where the virus is most likely to spread. For its part, the Chinese start-up iFlytek has developed an algorithm to identify the patients most at risk according to their age, place of residence or medical condition.
#coronavirus Chengdu Sichuan China …00:43 am Wed Feb 12
Technology..if you are in China and scan the QR code of this QR image with your phone ..you can get to know about the areas where “infected people”w detected and taken to the hospitals or “quarantined”in their own houses. pic.twitter.com/77rEB72y1j
— John Dkar (@JohnDkarFilms) February 11, 2020