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South Korea to Test AI-Powered Facial Recognition Technology to Track COVID-19 Cases & Monitor Mask Compliance


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Welcome to the technofascist surveillance state, brought to you by COVID-19!

That’s a frightening term to indicate that George Orwell’s 1984 continues to morph into reality in 2021.

South Korea announced they’re taking the latest digitalized steps to track the whereabouts of every single citizen.

Reuters explains:

South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the coronavirus, despite concerns about the invasion of privacy.

The South Korean government plans to monitor its citizens like a hawk to ensure compliance to tyrannical COVID-19 restrictions.

No movements unnoticed in this invasive track & trace system.

If you fail to comply, ‘Big Brother’ will know in real time via its facial recognition technology.

Summit News notes:

The system will first be tested in Bucheon, on the outskirts of Seoul, in January before being extended to other areas of the country.

The scheme uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition software linked to the city’s 10,820 security cameras “to track the movements of active cases and their close contacts, and to determine whether they wore a mask,” reports RT.

One official said the system was needed to reduce the workload on the team tasked with tracking COVID cases in the city by relying on information such as records of card purchases and cellphone location data.

“Using facial recognition technology will enable that analysis in an instant,” said Bucheon Mayor Jang Deog-cheon, adding that it reduces the burden on workers having to spend “hours analyzing a single [segment of] CCTV footage.”

The facial recognition software reduces the workload of South Korea’s human track & tracers.

That’s a corporate disguise for widespread job automation that will wipe out many workforce sectors.

With the continued digitalization of society, the government can rely on artificial intelligence and facial recognition to invade people’s privacy.

It falls in lockstep with the Great Reset and UN Agenda 2030.

However, not all South Korean politicians favor the idea.

Cont. from Summit News:

Park Dae-chul, a lawmaker from the main opposition People Power Party. called the plan a “neo-totalitarian idea.”

“It is absolutely wrong to monitor and control the public via CCTV using taxpayers’ money and without the consent from the public,” said Park.

China, India, Japan, Poland, Russia, and multiple US states are also exploring similar ways to keep track of the movements of people infected with COVID.

You can look to New York for an example of facial recognition technology rolling out in the United States.

This type of high-tech, intrusive technology makes Orwell’s novels appear like a walk in the park.



 

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