Scientists in China claim to have developed 'mind-reading' artificial intelligence

Researchers suggest tool will be used for propaganda purposes.

Updated: July 5, 2022 - 3:59pm

Researchers in China reportedly claimed this month that they had developed artificial intelligence capable of reading the human mind, though full information about the alleged breakthrough remains elusive shortly after it was announced. 

Multiple media outlets reported this week that a since-deleted video posted online from the Hefei Comprehensive National Science Centre claimed to have produced software that can monitor both brain waves and facial recognition in order to determine if subjects are being sufficiently attentive to state propaganda.

The tool will reportedly be used to further solidify ... confidence and determination to be grateful to the party, listen to the party and follow the party.”

China's one-party Communist state is known for its ruthless political conformity coupled with high-tech enforcement measures in order to ensure full compliance from its citizenry. 

The scientists in charge of this purported artificial intelligence allegedly claimed that it "can judge how party members have accepted thought and political education" as well as "provide real data for thought and political education so it can be improved and enriched.”

 

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