By Abliz Poskam, June 29, 2021
Advanced facial recognition and AI camera system to report emotional conditions of Uyghurs have been tested on Uyghurs in Uyghurland(ET), according to BBC and other multiple media outlets.
A software engineer has told his experience of installing such systems in police stations in the region.
According to multiple reports and research, besides detaining more than 2-3 million Uyghurs in camps and forced labor camps, the Chinese government has created a perfect police state in the region, using advanced equipment and AI software to monitor, control the everyday lives of the people and detain any Uyghurs the system shows as suspicious.
Sophie Richardson, China director of Human Rights Watch, told BBC: "It is shocking material. It's not just that people are being reduced to a pie chart, it's people who are in highly coercive circumstances, under enormous pressure, being understandably nervous and that's taken as an indication of guilt, and I think, that's deeply problematic.”
He provided evidence of how the AI system is trained to detect and analyze even minute changes in facial expressions and skin pores.
The engineer also told that "The Chinese government use Uyghurs as test subjects for various experiments just like rats are used in laboratories," he said.