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Chinese 'Gait Recognition' Tech IDs People by How They Walk

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China gait recognition

In this Oct. 31, 2018 photo, Huang Yongzhen, CEO of Watrix, demonstrates the use of his firm's gait recognition software at his company's offices in Beijing.

Credit: AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras.

From The Associated Press
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