by Daisy Luther
Landing AI has actually created a new tool to assist keep individuals “safe” by spying on them with an electronic camera that determines whether or not they’re properly taking part in social distancing. Since who requires privacy when there’s a lethal virus around, right?
Landing AI’s blog says:
To complement our clients’ efforts and to help ensure social distancing procedure in their office, Landing AI has actually developed an AI-enabled social distancing detection tool that can spot if people are keeping a safe range from each other by examining actual time video streams from the cam.
For example, at a factory that produces protective devices, professionals could incorporate this software into their security video camera systems to monitor the workplace with easy calibration steps. As the demonstration shows below, the detector could highlight individuals whose range is listed below the minimum acceptable distance in red, and draw the line in between to emphasize this. The system will also be able to release an alert to remind individuals to keep a safe distance if the procedure is breached.
As part of an ongoing effort to keep our consumers and others safe, and comprehending that the only way through this is with worldwide partnership, we wished to share the technical approach we used to establish this software application. ( source)
View the fast video below.
Enjoying life go on through the eyes of an artificial intelligence device has a particular sense of dystopia. The technology highlights “people whose range is below the minimum appropriate distance in red, and draw the line in between to highlight this.”
What will they do to enforce it? Make individuals wear shock collars that will provide a little zap when they get to near to a fellow person? Deploy a drone to give them a spoken warning? Dispatch a human being to get within 6 feet and threaten them with arrest, resulting in a lot more contact?
Landing AI doesn’t mention that. Rather, they conclude cheerfully:
As medical professionals point out, up until a vaccine appears, social distancing is our finest tool to help reduce the coronavirus pandemic and as we open the economy. Our objective with creating this tool and sharing it at such an early stage, is to help our customers and to motivate others to check out originalities to keep us safe. ( source)
AI in the work environment
Landing AI is a company out of California that will work “closely with you to empower your business to end up being an AI-driven company” and they intend to “affect the emerging AI generation.”
Some work environments may be launching AI technology in the age of social distancing.
One potential usage touted for the innovation is that it would make it possible for workplaces to monitor their employees to make sure they are operating within the encouraged distance of each other. It’s even able to release alerts to remind them to re-establish that range if they break the rules.
The system works by utilizing a synthetic ‘neural network’ that identifies individuals and draws a box around them. If 2 boxes come too near to each other, they are highlighted in red.
Maybe unsurprisingly, Amazon has actually already presented comparable innovation in its warehouses, and has actually cautioned workers they might be fired if they violate social distancing guidelines. ( source)
So, just in case your workplace isn’t currently examining your shoulder to an enough degree, your every move might quickly be digitally downloaded.
Your personal privacy is “safe” with Landing AI.
Oh, and there’s no requirement for personal privacy issues. Landing IA states that those deploying their system should only utilize it on individuals who have provided their “notified consent.”
The rise of computer system vision has actually opened up important concerns about privacy and individual rights; our existing system does not recognize individuals, and we urge anyone using such a system to do so with transparency and only with informed consent. ( source)
Because we understand that’ll occur when they pop this bad boy into the already-existing surveillance cams in cities throughout America. They’ll make sure to let us know they’re now likewise determining how close e get to our fellow people too and obviously they ‘d never ever use other tech to determine “offenders.”
Do not stress. It’s just to keep us “safe.”
At this point, the word “safe” needs to now be considered with suspicion at any time it’s used in a sentence said by the federal government or anybody who contracts with the federal government. Similar to the method people can be kept “safe” by not being permitted to acquire non-essentials( to be identified by the federal government) from open shops. Or how Baltimore has actually released surveillance drones24 hours a day to keep people “safe.”
We’ve now crossed the Rubicon between intelligent procedures to decrease the spread of health problem and authoritarian control. The demonstrations are growing daily.
Eventually in the not-so-distant future, individuals are going to completely rebel and we’ll all be dealing with the fallout. Or possibly even worse, no one will rebel and this will become our daily lives. We’ll be so “safe” that we’ll never experience real flexibility again.
Will the overreach be here to remain?
In the words of Rahm Emmanuel, former mayor of Chicago, President Obama’s Chief of Staff, and senior advisor to President Clinton, “You never ever desire a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not previously.”
Our federal government, in addition to governments around the world, are taking those words to heart. Please do not think that monitoring released now will simply go away if or when the virus is gotten rid of. Do not think it for a minute when you are told the procedures are only momentary.
All you have to do is keep in mind the Patriot Act and have a look at your “travel documents” if you’ve got them, to understand the infringements on our freedom taking place now are likely here to stay with just some small modifications to make us feel like we’re “free” again.
This is dividing our nation.
All of this might sound like I support infected people being out there willy-nilly and socializing with everyone else.
However we’re being made to feel that you need to pick just one thing to stress over and to hell with the rest. We’re being pitted versus one another and that never ever ends well. And the longer the population is locked up and kept from earning a living, the greater stress are going to increase. Civil unrest is already taking place and it’s inescapable that it will become worse
What do you think of yet another surveillance device being used on us?
Daisy Luther writes about existing events, preparedness, thriftiness, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper She is widely republished throughout alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the very popular author of 4 books and runs a little digital publishing business You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter