The Chinese tech giant Tencent developed a new system that uses facial recognition in its video games to detect minors who play at night and thus avoidthat affect your sleeping habits.
Tencent had previously established a late night and early morning curfew schedule for children, which prevents them from playing for more than 90 minutes between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., except certain days like holidays. These measures already apply to all underage player accounts.
Now, the Chinese company announced a new measure called “zero cruise” that seeks to prevent young people from using the accounts of adults. to get around these limitations, as explained in a statement.
In this way, Tencent analyzes through facial recognition adult account players who spend a certain time playing video games at night. In case of detecting a minor, the game stops.
Facial recognition analysis is mandatory, and in case of refusal, the player will be treated as a minor and expelled from the game. In case the expelled person is an adult by mistake, facial recognition can be repeated again.
Minecraft, the world’s best-selling game. Photo Microsoft
The feature is already It is available in more than 60 video games from the developerincluding Glory of Kings and Peace Elite, and will gradually expand to more titles over time.
Tencent’s facial recognition technology was also expanded to prevent children from using their parents’ phone to change the parental settings of the video game accounts, and from now on, every time options such as the game time limit are modified, it is necessary to identify with the face.
In Belgium, to control officials
This week it was learned that, in addition, a new use for the technology of facial recognition by artificial intelligence.
The monitoring mechanism uses facial recognition technology to determine whether politicians are looking at cell phones during parliamentary sessions.
The Flemish Scrollers, as the digital artwork of Deporteer, its creator, is known, is a system that labels automatically to the politicians of the Parliament of Flanders, in Belgium, when it detects that they are using the phone during a meeting.
In the Flemish Parliament there are 124 deputies and all sessions are broadcast live on YouTube. Since last Monday, this software has been monitoring them all, detecting their faces and their devices at all times to see if they are attentive.
Every meeting of the flemish government in Belgium is live streamed on a YouTube channel.
Software is searching for phones and tries to identify a distracted politician. This with the help of AI. The results are then posted to social with the politician tagged. By @driesdepoorter pic.twitter.com/QUQHiYx2HI
– The Flemish Scrollers (@FlemishScroller) July 5, 2021
To do this, it analyzes the video of all sessions through an AI algorithm written in the popular Python programming language to detect when a member looks down.
Once he recognizes that an individual is violating this rule, by way of derision, he sends a message to Twitter with a video in which it is shown that he was not attentive.
But it is not a direct message that, as a corrective, reminds you of your inattention, but rather exposes the evidence with a public tweet mentioning the user.