Report: Japan to Limit Facial Recognition Tech Exports to China

Report: Japan to Limit Facial Recognition Tech Exports to China


Japan is allegedly planning to limit exports of artificial intelligence (A.I.)-powered facial recognition software to China to prevent Beijing from using such technology to “surveil and persecute” ethnic minorities in China, particularly in its westernmost region of Xinjiang, the online newspaper Taiwan News reported on Monday.

“Japan’s government will place export controls on artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition devices and cameras to prevent the technology from being used to surveil and persecute minorities in China,” Taiwan News reported on January 3, though the newspaper did not cite a source for the alleged development.

“China has been using AI and other advanced technologies to deploy large-scale surveillance systems and control the movement of peoples in the Xinjiang Uygur [sic] Autonomous Region and other areas,” the

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