Spotting drivers on their phone is just the tip of the iceberg for AI-enabled cameras

The Verge | Dec 4, 2019 at 11:59 AM
  • Last week, the Australian state of New South Wales announced a plan to crack down on drivers using their phones on the road.
  • In the UK, where there’s one surveillance camera for every ten citizens, private companies have begun using the tech on a much smaller scale to automate watch lists; spotting both known troublemakers and VIP customers when they walk into a store.
  • And in the US, the Amazon team behind the company’s popular Ring surveillance camera planned to create similar watch lists for individual neighborhoods, although they ultimately scrapped the plans.