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China tests e-identification system on Tencent's WeChat service

Wednesday 27 December 2017 | 14:58 CET | News
The Guangzhou government in China has released the country's first batch of "WeChat identity cards", which enable owners to identify themselves using facial recognition technology on smartphones and an AI platform, reports Xinhua news agency. The programme is expected to launch across the country in January. Verified users will be able to do things like checking in at hotels by scanning their faces with their phones. End-users' identities are authenticated through an AI system.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Tencent
Countries: China
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