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Chinese school uses facial recognition to monitor student attention in class

A Chinese school has installed facial recognition technology to monitor how attentive students are in class. Every movement of pupils at Hangzhou Number 11 High School in eastern China is watched by three cameras positioned above the blackboard. The "smart classroom behaviour management system," or "smart eye", is the latest highly-intrusive surveillance equipment to be rolled out in China, where leaders have rushed to use the latest technology to monitor the wider population.
The system has been installed in one classroom, but will be deployed across the school by the summer, headmaster Ni Ziyuan said.

The computer will pick up seven different emotions, including neutral, happy, sad, disappointed, angry, scared and surprised.
If it concludes that the student is distracted with other thoughts during the class, it will send a notification to the teacher to tak…

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