This new traffic camera is only one illustration of AI’s impact on daily life.
It is already common knowledge that employment would be lost in the thousands due to the rise of artificial intelligence. Is it possible that AI will also make your morning commute more difficult?
Within its first three days of operation, a brand-new free-standing traffic camera that is driven by AI has identified and documented approximately 300 traffic offenses.
The camera, which is deployed in the UK as part of a trial program, caught 117 people using their phones while driving, in addition to 180 instances of people not using their seatbelts while driving. The program is being tested in the United Kingdom.
What You Should Know About the New Traffic Camera Trial
The first test of the new camera took place recently in south-west England, where road safety tech company Acusensus and Vision Zero South West worked together.
One story says that they put it on one of the busiest roads in the area and made sure that every violation was double-checked by a person to make sure it was right.
The first test of the new camera took place recently in south west England, where the company Acusensus worked with Vision Zero South West to test it out.
One story says that they put it on one of the busiest roads in the area and made sure that every violation was double-checked by a human reviewer.
Will AI cameras really start to give me tickets?
But AI cams will have to get over more than a few speed bumps before that becomes a reality, if it ever does.
First of all, it’s just a test, and a wider rollout in the UK hasn’t been decided yet. Also, the study was done in the UK, so there’s no reason to think it will be done in the US right away.
At the same time, we already live in a world where a lot of our private information is scraped and can be easily used by the police to crack down on crimes, either because the police department illegally keeps data or because companies like Facebook hand it to them. By adding AI cams that can watch everyone all the time, the amount of private information that is already being used in bad ways could grow by a lot.
AI dash cams help business fleets a lot right now, but that doesn’t mean that too many AI cameras are just as good.
Chat bots powered by AI have been combating traffic tickets for years.
Theoretically, we could initiate an AI conflict in which automated cameras issue citations and automated attorneys contest them.
In reality, we may be en route to a more laid-back version of this highly automated future. We may see more intelligent traffic cameras and have more intelligent options to resolve them. Concerns about a highly regulated dystopian future may, however, be warranted, and if you are adamant about avoiding a world where automated cameras monitor you on every street corner, make some commotion. ChatGPT may be able to complete the initial edit.