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Chinese school uses facial recognition to scan attention levels

by Futures Centre, Jun 12
1 minute read

We all have memories of absent mindededly drifting off into day dreams in class, or making faces behind the teacher’s back. But in one school in Hangzhou, China, this is set to be a thing of the past, with the introduction of facial recognition software which scans students’ faces every 30 seconds. The technology can differentiate emotions to analyse whether pupils are angry, confused or happy, or if they’re raising a hand, writing or sleeping at their desks.

There’s no escape for slacking students; the software sends notifcations to the teacher about students attention levels, so they really can have eyes in the back of their head.


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