Robotics & Geopolitics: Copying China’s Facial Recognition Model; Rethinking Industry 4.0

Artificial intelligence will affect every industry, and it has already become a new arena in international rivalries. Even as AI advances help robots and drones operate autonomously, countries have to decide where to put their focus, from facial recognition and manufacturing to national security.

Robotics Business Review has partnered with Abishur Prakash at Center for Innovating the Future to provide its readers with cutting-edge insights into recent developments in international robotics, AI, and unmanned systems. Are you ready to be updated?

Australia follows China’s lead for facial recognition

Robotics development: The Australian state of New South Wales said will use facial recognition technology to identify people who are committing crimes. The National Facial Biometric Matching Capability will allow the state and federal government to access pictures used for driver’s licenses, passports, and other documents and feed these images into the facial recognition system.

Geopolitical significance: Australia is on a facial recognition drive. The airports of Sydney and Canberra have conducted trials of AI to reduce boarding time and assess travelers.

The city of Perth is using AI with cameras in its central business district to identify“troublemakers.”

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