NetEase’s mobile game suspected of releasing paper in US based on user data


(Source: Dream Chaser: The Showbiz)

On April 17, Dream Chaser: The Showbiz, the mobile game from NetEase denied a recent report suspecting its role in publishing an article in the United States containing user data.

Dream Chaser: The Showbiz is a mobile game in which players take on the role of celebrities. Players make various expressions based on text prompts, then AI will migrate real expressions to game characters in real time and judge whether players deduction is in place with one click. The game was developed by NetEasefrom FuxiLab.

That netizens had such suspicions was due to a game programmer involved in programming the game’s AI had won the championship for facial expression detection and facial emotion recognition at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference.

On April 17, the company responded that all data sources in relevant articles published in CVPR in 2021 and 2022 were public data and did not involve player data. The document goes on to describe the data sources used in the publication. CVPR is a leading conference in the field of computer vision and pattern recognition organized by the IEEE.

The game official also said that he has strict internal regulations on information protection and privacy that players care about. The collection and use of user information must be authorized by users in advance and only for specific purposes. With respect to sensitive information such as facial data, the Company’s back-end computer servers do not store all information locally or on the server.

NetEase established its Fuxi Lab in September 2017 with the aim of focusing on an innovative gaming experience with AI. On December 4, 2021, NetEase announced the next generation of Internet technology architecture for the metaverse in which the virtual character software development kit “Youling” and the immersion activity system “Yaotai” were developed by Fuxi Lab.

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Additionally, Fuxi Lab has also supported the development of many games apart from the controversial Dream Chaser: The Showbiz. Titles include Justice Online / Treacherous Waters, Wangchuan Sichuan Fenghua Record, Meteor Heroes and others.


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