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The Chinese tech ecosystem is racing to innovate and patent AI-powered methods to detect, track, and surveill Uyghurs, a persecuted group.


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Human Rights Violation

China is converting the entire region where Uyghurs live into a "massive internment camp," according to the UN. AI tools used to track them include facial recognition to distinguish their features versus majority groups, and predictive policing tools to help determine who to detain.

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