AI from Motorola will track social distancing in schools using cameras

In US schools, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be monitored by AI: Motorola has developed a program that is compatible with conventional cameras. This is reported by the WSJ.

When the students return to school in the fall, everything will be different – and not only because everyone will wear masks, the newspaper notes.

Some students will pass thermal cameras every day to measure their temperature, and some will wear beacons to track their movements on campus.

Other changes will be more subtle, such as CCTV cameras that detect when students have removed their masks or are standing too close together.

In particular, we are talking about the new development of Motorola. They came up with artificial intelligence, which, based on data from cameras, will analyze people’s behavior. If the students are too close to each other, the system will beep. A similar situation will happen if the cameras see a student without a mask.

Law professor Ryan Kahlo rightly asks the question: after the pandemic, what will prevent the use of these technologies to detect absenteeism?

At the moment, the system is being tested, it is not specified in which educational institutions it will be used.

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