As if replacing pharmacists with robots wasn’t enough, China wants technology to fill in for the police as well. It was announced earlier this week that a police station powered by artificial intelligence is now being built in China. The unmanned police station will open in one of China’s capitol cities.

A report out of China reveals that this unmanned station will help out with registration services as well as driver examinations through a simulator. It’s also going to feature advanced facial recognition technology developed by Tencent.

Since it’s not going to be staffed by humans who have rights and need to take a break, this station is going to be open to the public 24/7.

The report also mentions that citizens will be required to use their face as a means of identification. That’s really what the advanced facial recognition technology from Tencent is for.

This means that citizens won’t have to fill out forms or generate logins through apps. The image recognition will pull up all of the necessary information that’s required to help them out.

It’s an interesting concept, one that might eventually be expanded to cover other sections of the government bureaucracy. This just goes to show that China is really serious about advancing the use of artificial intelligence in the daily lives of its citizens.

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