In Beijing, bus drivers were obliged to wear “mood” bracelets
Beijing authorities obliged drivers of long -distance buses to wear electronic bracelets with technology for recognizing emotions to monitor their spiritual state. About this writes South China Morning Post.
This step was initiated by the state holding group of public transport Beijing. It is aimed at ensuring the safety of citizens.
The authorities gave out about 1800 bracelets to drivers of buses on routes passing through the provinces and through motorist stripes.
Devices are capable of real time to track the temperature of the user’s body, the frequency of heart contractions and breathing, the level of oxygen in the blood, blood pressure, sleep and exercise. Bracelets can also determine the emotional state of the driver, including anxiety, and transmit data data.
On June 1, 2022, the authorities tested devices on volunteers working in the Beijing district of Tunzhou and on some central routes.
Human rights activists expressed concern about the confidentiality of users. Also, according to them, bracelets can cause “excessive suffering” buses and potentially lead to their discrimination.
Jingsh Cybersecurity Director Van Tsungay said that the decision was apparently made due to the increased cases of an accident.
“But you need to think about whether it is necessary to collect so many personal information of bus drivers,” she said.
Van is also not sure that there will be a time for intervention if the bracelet is detected, even if he collects and transmits information in real time.
“Data can only be used later, to analyze accidents,” the expert added.
Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong Kalvin Ho Wi-Long noted that the insufficient accuracy of bracelets may be a problem.
“It is necessary to take into account the reliability of such devices with reports on tracking emotions and https://gagarin.news/news/vitalik-buterin-mykhailo-fedorov-and-web-3-how-was-the-kyiv-tech-summit/ health status, since errors can lead to unreasonable stress and, possibly, unfair discrimination,” he said.
Beijing authorities introduced demands just a few weeks before the XX All -Chinese Congress of the CCP, which will be held on October 16 in Beijing. Officials throughout the country have repeatedly insisted on minimizing social risks before and during the meeting.
Recall that in June, the PRC authorities used anti -icing infrastructure to prevent protest.
In July, Chinese researchers developed AI, “reading thoughts” of members of the CCP and determining their loyalty.
In November 2021, the authorities of Henan created a system of recognition of persons to monitor journalists and other people who “cause concern”.
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