Canon has installed “smart” cameras in its office in China — they let only smiling employees inside

Not everyone liked it.

The” daughter ” of the manufacturer of Canon cameras in China, Canon Information Technology, introduced a “workspace management” system in 2020, writes the Financial Times.
One of its parts is the cameras that allow you to enter the office and book meeting rooms only for those employees who are smiling.
Canon said that such technology should make the office more “cheerful” in the post-pandemic time. However, some employees did not like the idea. “Now the company is manipulating not only our time, but also our emotions,” said one user on the social network Weibo.
The software is installed in the Beijing office and is sold in Singapore, the newspaper writes. The company did not respond to the publication’s request.

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