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Line Score (photo) gives additional benefits to users who have achieved a high score in their program, which is based on a person's activity trends on line applications and on additional information they provide in a questionnaire, it announced during its annual conference in Tokyo. yesterday
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The most dominant messaging application in Japan, Line, has launched an AI-driven social credit scoring system, in a move that reflects China's daily behavioral rating scale.

Line Score gives extra benefits to users who have achieved a high score in their program, which is based on someone's activity trends in line applications and on additional information they provide in a questionnaire, it announced yesterday at its annual conference in Tokyo.

The prominent software company, which has both a popular messaging app and gaming services, made it clear that the process is voluntary, that it does not check the texts or calls of a user and only shares data with a third party if it is allowed to do so.

Line Score (photo) gives additional benefits to users who have achieved a high score in their program, which is based on a person's activity trends on line applications and on additional information they provide in a questionnaire, it announced during its annual conference in Tokyo. yesterday

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Line Score (photo) gives additional benefits to users who have achieved a high score in their program, which is based on a person's activity trends on line applications and on additional information they provide in a questionnaire, it announced during its annual conference in Tokyo. yesterday

Those who sign up for the model get a score of between 100 and 1,000 – which they can check whenever they want – and get perks such as subscription deals, parking, discount clothing and transportation and pruning prices on Airbnb rooms.

Users can increase their score by providing Line with data and answering 12 questions when setting their profile, although it is not known what they are.

Co-Chief Executive Officer Shin Jung-ho said on Thursday about a briefing: & # 39; Line is no longer just a messenger. & # 39;

He said according to Japan Times: & # 39; We are well on our way to becoming the infrastructure to support our users 24 hours a day in their daily lives. & # 39;

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The system follows in the footsteps of China & # 39; s social credit system, but there are notable differences.

The prominent software company, which has both a popular messaging app and gaming services, made it clear that the process is voluntary, that it does not check the texts or calls of a user and only shares data with a third party when it gets permission

The prominent software company, which has both a popular messaging app and gaming services, made it clear that the process is voluntary, that it does not check the texts or calls of a user and only shares data with a third party when it gets permission

The prominent software company, which has both a popular messaging app and gaming services, made it clear that the process is voluntary, that it does not check the texts or calls of a user and only shares data with a third party when it gets permission

Those who sign up for the model get a score between 100 and 1,000 - which they can check whenever they want - and get extras such as subscription deals, parking, discount clothing and transportation

Those who sign up for the model get a score between 100 and 1,000 - which they can check whenever they want - and get extras such as subscription deals, parking, discount clothing and transportation

Those who sign up for the model get a score between 100 and 1,000 – which they can check whenever they want – and get extras such as subscription deals, parking, discount clothing and transportation

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China estimates its 1.4 billion citizens based on their daily behavior in an effort to help the country restore morality, state media reported last month.

It is supported by a national database, which monitors and assesses the activities of citizens, mainly in the financial and legal field.

The database is facilitated by information from major internet providers, banks, utilities, retailers, among others.

But Line, which has more than 200 million users around the world, has erased fears, with the company's website: & # 39; LINE places protection of user privacy as the highest management priority & # 39; and & # 39; follows a much broader interpretation of personal information than the legal definition & # 39 ;.

As of March, 13.49 million people in China were classified as unreliable, according to data released by the National Development and Reform Commission.

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Authorities blocked more than 20.47 million attempts to purchase airline tickets and more than 5.71 million attempts to get high-speed train passes from these & # 39; discredited individuals & # 39; to buy, according to the NDRC at a press conference in March.

Authorities have blocked more than 20.47 million attempts to purchase airline tickets and more than 5.71 million attempts to discredit high-speed trains from & # 39; to buy (file photo)

Authorities have blocked more than 20.47 million attempts to purchase airline tickets and more than 5.71 million attempts to discredit high-speed trains from & # 39; to buy (file photo)

Authorities have blocked more than 20.47 million attempts to purchase airline tickets and more than 5.71 million attempts to discredit high-speed trains from & # 39; to buy (file photo)

With a slogan of & # 39; once discredited, restricted everywhere & # 39 ;, the government-run social credit system swears over & # 39; unreliable & # 39; punish citizens in as many ways as possible.

The system, which Beijing plans to complete in 2020 after being unveiled in 2014, will assess individuals, companies and government agencies in four areas.

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These include administrative matters, commercial activities, social behavior and the judicial system, according to a sketch issued by the Council of State in 2014 by Global Times.

& # 39; China & # 39; s ongoing construction of & # 39; The world's largest social credit system will help the country to restore social trust & # 39 ;, was the state-run tabloid Global Times Monday in a report (file photo)

& # 39; China & # 39; s ongoing construction of & # 39; The world's largest social credit system will help the country to restore social trust & # 39 ;, was the state-run tabloid Global Times Monday in a report (file photo)

& # 39; China & # 39; s ongoing construction of & # 39; The world's largest social credit system will help the country to restore social trust & # 39 ;, was the state-run tabloid Global Times Monday in a report (file photo)

WHAT IS CHINA'S SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM?

China plans to build the national social credit system by the end of 2020, after it started in 2014.

It is a national-level initiative approved by the country's State Council and led by the National Development and Reform Commission and the People's Bank of China.

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The system assesses Chinese citizens based on their daily behavior and this can vary from their bank credit to their activities on social media.

By the end of 2020, the number of security cameras in China would be 600 million

By the end of 2020, the number of security cameras in China would be 600 million

By the end of 2020, the number of security cameras in China would be 600 million

Once built, the national system could determine how easily a citizen can rent an apartment, buy travel tickets or pay for a cup of tea.

With a slogan of & # 39; once discredited, limited everywhere & # 39 ;, it swears to & # 39; unreliable & # 39; to punish citizens – many of whom are debtors – in all areas of life.

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It is supported by a national database, which tracks and assesses the activities of the country's 1.4 billion people, mainly in the financial and legal field.

The database is facilitated by information from major internet providers, banks, utilities, retailers, among others.

Individuals and companies can check their personal social credit report Credit China.

China's social credit system assesses citizens on the basis of their daily behavior

China's social credit system assesses citizens on the basis of their daily behavior

China's social credit system assesses citizens on the basis of their daily behavior

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The social credit system is facilitated by China's ever-increasing surveillance network, which currently has 200 million AI-powered cameras.

The number of cameras & # 39; s is set to three times in two years when the system is built.

The surveillance network is billed as & # 39; the world's most powerful face recognition system and aims to identify one of the 1.4 billion citizens within three seconds.

Critics, however, have expressed concerns about the system and claim that it is a way for the government to invade the privacy of citizens and limit their freedom.

For example, & # 39; n 3.59 million defaulters paid a total of 440 million yuan (£ 50) of debts in March 2019, according to the National Development and Reform Commission of China, which governs the social credit system.

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In 2018 alone, almost 3.6 million people were discredited by the watchdog for social credit.

Authorities have blocked more than 17 million attempts to purchase airline tickets and more than 5.4 million attempts to purchase high-speed train tickets from travelers with unhealthy records by the end of 2018.

A user's line score is also linked to a loan service called Line Pocket Money, which determines rates and credit limits based on the person's score and is launched later this summer.

The announcement comes at a strange time in the future of AI-driven social credit scoring systems, with experts begging the EU to ban any similar system in its states.

The team of policy experts, sanctioned by the EU, concluded that the AI ​​should be banned if it should be used as a monitoring device or to score individuals & # 39; & # 39; based on collected data.

Train passengers can be banned from traveling if they jeopardize rail safety, smoke on high-speed trains, sell tickets, produce fake tickets and occupy unallocated places (file photo)
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Train passengers can be banned from traveling if they jeopardize rail safety, smoke on high-speed trains, sell tickets, produce fake tickets and occupy unallocated places (file photo)

Train passengers can be banned from traveling if they jeopardize rail safety, smoke on high-speed trains, sell tickets, produce fake tickets and occupy unallocated places (file photo)

There is a fear of the ethics of judging a citizen's ethics based on things like their criminal record, posts on social media or searches on the internet.

Yesterday's report also suggested that people should not be & # 39; subjected to unjustified personal, physical or mental tracking or identification & # 39; using AI, according to the Verge.

It said that the use of AI to examine a person's facial expressions or emotions should not be allowed.

As part of a national effort to promote the social credit system, the Chinese Communist Youth League has released a music video titled & # 39; Live up to your word & # 39; with popular celebrities

As part of a national effort to promote the social credit system, the Chinese Communist Youth League has released a music video titled & # 39; Live up to your word & # 39; with popular celebrities

As part of a national effort to promote the social credit system, the Chinese Communist Youth League has released a music video titled & # 39; Live up to your word & # 39; with popular celebrities

But one of the experts who wrote the report, Fanny Hidvegi, said it & # 39; had no clarity about safeguards, red lines, and enforcement mechanisms & # 39 ;.

And philosopher Thomas Metzinger added that the original & # 39; red lines & # 39; should not have resulted in & # 39; critical concerns & # 39 ;.

China's current system regards uncivilized behavior, such as not paying municipal parking fees, eating on the train and regularly changing jobs with & # 39; malicious intent & # 39 ;, as one of the new offenses that people in difficulty could bring.

Train passengers can get a travel ban if they compromise train safety, smoke on high-speed trains, sell tickets, produce fake tickets, dodge cards and occupy unallocated places, according to People & Daily.

Other persons with low ratings would be excluded from buying premium insurance, asset management products or real estate, and their personal information would also be publicly disclosed.

The article said: & # 39; Chinese experts said that China, with a population of 1.4 billion people, processes the vast amount of data, does not understand the Western West.

& # 39; The hypothetical theories of the West are based on their ignorance, say Chinese experts. & # 39;

Zhentao, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on finance, quoted: "The purpose of the social credit system is not to control citizens or to classify citizens into & # 39; good & # 39; and & # 39; bad & # 39; categories, but to better serve people with good credit and warn unfair people. & # 39;

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