At least one school in China is trying out face recognition software that scans students’ faces to check if they’re paying attention in class, Epoch Times reports.

Called “smart eyes,” the tech reportedly provides teachers with real-time data on students, whose “moods” are categorised as surprised, sad, antipathy, angry, happy, afraid, or neutral.

Hangzhou Number 11 High School, in the country’s eastern Zhejiang Province, has been trialling the software since March, with instructors for the school telling state-run media they plan to use the software to alter their teaching style.

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High school in Hangzhou uses camera to identify students facial expression for class performance analysis and improvement pic.twitter.com/bXolAE7Ev8

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