AI and Authoritarianism in China: How Artificial Intelligence Reinforces Repression

MIT study examines China's use of AI facial recognition for control.

China's authoritarian regime leverages AI innovation for political repression.

Facial recognition stifles dissent and bolsters economic development in China.

Researchers use GDELT data to analyze the government's technology procurement.

AI technologies were deployed in response to protests, diminishing opposition.

Authoritarianism fuels AI development, leading to global technology exportation.

Concerns arise as other nations show interest in surveillance technologies.