Surveillance group exposes disturbing Huawei patent for AI-powered Uighur detection

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A Huawei patent that mentions AI-powered identification of Uighur people and other ethnic groups has been discovered. The patent was exposed by video surveillance research group IPVM, the same organization that had previously spotted references to an AI “Uighur alarm” on Huawei‘s website, as well as evidence that Alibaba had offered “Uighur-detection-as-a-service.” IPVM also recently found 12 government projects from the last few years that mandate Uighur analytics across the country. These show that the persecution of the Muslim minority group spreads way beyond the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in north-western China. Satellite images, leaked documents, and personal accounts of former detainees of “re-education” camps…

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