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Augmented Reality, Tech Miracle Or Surveillance Tool?

Exploitation of so much data by artificial intelligence could lead to the automatic evaluation of individual employee performance.

Is he really watching?
Is he really watching?
Jacques Henno

PARIS — We might soon see a mechanic put on augmented-reality glasses that will show him how to repair a car step-by-step. But the same glasses will also record his slightest movement making it possible to know how long it took him to finish the job, whether he needs to be sent into training… or find a new job.

This is the "factory 4.0" scenario that consultants, industrialists and trade unions foresee. In the future, the steps in a product's lifecycle, from design to production and maintenance will be constantly monitored by computer. Engineers and IT specialists dream about this "digital continuity."

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Fifteen years ago, Francesco kept busy by scamming people. He was a regular visitor to the beaches of Terracina, south of Rome, where he was caught several times selling counterfeit Ray-Ban sunglasses. Then came the drugs, which fed a serious substance-induced psychosis and eventually he tested positive for HIV.

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