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Mentally ill Chinese man ‘lost’ for a year reunited with family thanks to facial recognition technol

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  1. onebyone

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    Brother of 31-year-old found wandering around railway station, ‘grateful’ for sibling’s safe return

    A mentally ill Chinese man who was cared for by the authorities for more than a year has finally been reunited with his family after he was identified with the help of facial recognition technology, according to a newspaper report.


    The shabbily dressed man was found in January last year wandering in a tunnel at Chongqing railway station. He appeared confused, and when officials asked him where he lived he simply mumbled “money”, Chongqing Evening Newsreported.

    The man was sent to a hospital for treatment and improved, but still could not say where he came from.

    Staff read out the names of all the counties in neighbouring Sichuan province as he had a thick local accent, but still could not confirm where his family came from.

    Officials later contacted a technology company that was piloting a scheme with a local government to use facial recognition technology.

    The man’s picture was sent to the firm and after a scan through public records was found to match a 31-year-old from the Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan.

    The man was later taken to a shelter in the prefecture to meet his brother.

    The relative said he was grateful his brother had returned home safely after going missing for more than a year.




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    damn! this face recognition tech is impressive.
     
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    Good use of technology.
     
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