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Honour of Kings

One of China’s most popular video games is testing the use of facial recognition to check users’ ages.

Honour of Kings’ publisher Tencent announced the move at the weekend.

It said the trial would initially be limited to “thousands” of new players based in Beijing and Shenzhen.

The title has been criticised in local media over claims children have become addicted to it. But one expert questioned whether the test could be scaled up.

The mobile app resembles League of Legends and pits players against each other in multiplayer online battles set in a fantasy world.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: October 1st, 2018

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45707469

Discussion

1) This is a Chinese game, so different rules apply.  Would and should this be allowed in the U.S., Canada or Europe?

2) What other applications are there of this technology?

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