Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Facial recognition is one of the fastest-evolving technologies in the field of artificial intelligence. It has major implications in terms of security and counter-terrorism, but also e-commerce and industry. In China, the technology is increasingly becoming part of people’s daily lives and there are already 170 million surveillance cameras across the country. The economic stakes are huge, but so are the privacy issues and ethical questions raised. Our correspondent reports. A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Christopher Davis http://www.france24.com/en/reportages Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en