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AI Case Study

China's Hangzhou No. 11 Middle School monitors students through facial recognition cameras

The Hangzhou No. 11 Middle School has installed a “smart classroom behavior management system”, which captures students’ expressions and movements, analyzing them with big data to make sure they’re paying attention.


Public And Social Sector

Education And Academia

Project Overview

"The system will be able to tell if students are reading or listening – or napping at their desks. It can detect expressions like happiness, repulsion, fear, anger and befuddlement. Students will get a real-time attentiveness score, which will be shown to their teacher on a screen. The system is devised by Hikvision Digital Technology, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of security cameras and which is developing its own AI technology."

Reported Results

The Hangzhou school vice principal said that after a month-long trial, students had begun to accept the monitoring and had improved their behavior. There is no independent confirmation of what the student's opinion was, or what the long term impact will be on them.






Students misbehave or do not focus enough. Controlling classrooms is key for any teacher. How far are we willing to go to solve the issue?



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