Tencent's most recent technology for facial recognition prevents children from playing games late at night.

ByShehryar Makhdoom | Published date:

Tencent, the famous gaming business located in China, said that its newest face recognition technology would be used to prohibit youngsters from playing video games late into the night.

According to the sources, Tencent started this project to prevent the addition of video games in China. The program helps avoid games players under 18 between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.

The facial recognition system will help Tencent ensures that kids can no longer use means such as leveraging their parents' identification or technology to bypass age restrictions. To determine the age of a player, facial recognition technology is used.

"Whoever refuses or fails to do so will be considered as a child, as part of Tencent's game health system's anti-dust monitoring and offline kicking," he added in a statement.

There is no new thing in China to use facial recognition technology. Several airports, metro stations, and the Xinjiang region's western portion has already been equipped with the technology.

Doubters of facial recognition have highlighted concerns about the privacy of data in China. For example, in 2017, Beijing introduced legislation requiring internet and service providers to demand customers to disclose their real names as part of their registration. Critics argued that the decision would increase the risk of potential safety violations and enhance public monitoring ability.