The Chinese government plans to implement a mandatory social evaluation system to rate the trustworthiness of all the country's citizens. By 2020 scores will be decisive for things like getting loans or permission to travel.
Both China and Estonia have built digital public data systems that play a big role in everyday life. The major difference is China is exerting control and Estonia is fostering trust.
China has set itself on a 10-year trajectory to become the world's leader in artificial intelligence. What's it got planned and should we be worried?
China wants to introduce a Social Credit System to rate its citizens’ trustworthiness. Unconcerned about privacy protection, the government is billing the project as a cure for all manner of economic and social ills.
Facial recognition technology is taking hold in China, while in Europe it's considered a sign of a looming surveillance state. DW's Frank Sieren thinks there might be a happy medium.
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