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Artificial Intelligence Based Cameras To Be Introduced By Kochi Metro

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Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) will implement a system for passenger profiling that will be supported by artificial intelligence (AI) as part of its project to improve the transportation experience. A data analytics platform is being developed jointly by Kochi Metro and Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology. By deploying AI cameras at the stations, all metro users will be profiled based on gender and age. AI cameras would also be used for general monitoring, including identifying lost luggage and determining the number of people arriving. According to KMRL managing director Loknath Behera's statement to Times Of India, specialized AI cameras will be placed at the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates.


HS2 use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help develop future stations

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The project, led by high-tech SME, OpenSpace Group Ltd, is part of HS2 Ltd's Innovation programme and brings together the company delivering Britain's new high speed rail network with Network Rail; intercity train operator, Avanti West Coast; and the University of Birmingham. The six month proof-of-concept project will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and LiDAR technology to digitise passenger flow data and inform the design of future HS2 stations. Traditionally stations have been designed, built and run in a way that focused on smooth running of trains for the benefit of passengers. However, Future Stations Living Lab will put passengers at the heart of design by creating a real-time replica of the existing Euston station in London. Central to the project is the combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems with cutting-edge LiDAR sensors that will capture highly accurate people movement data at Euston's forecourt, concourse and ticket gates.


Gurgaon: GMDA installs cameras with face recognition tech at MG Road Metro station

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A GMDA official said that in line with the requirement of the police, the cameras will be used for general surveillance. Using artificial intelligence, the cameras will support in detection and tracing of people with a criminal record and missing persons, the official added. Six face recognition cameras had earlier been installed on the Sheetla Mata temple premises, four at the Gurgaon bus stand and one at Sadar Market exit. "The GMDA is closely working with the police and traffic departments in understanding their requirement for installing these cameras equipped with state-of-the art technology across the city. These cameras provide live feeds to the integrated command and control centre which is commissioned and working in GMDA, as well as to eight other monitoring police stations in Gurgaon. We aim to increase our scope of surveillance across the geographies falling under GMDA jurisdiction in Gurgaon and Manesar," said GMDA CEO Sudhir Rajpal in a statement.


São Paulo metro forced to halt facial recognition roll-out

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The company running the São Paulo metro system will not be able to go ahead with the implementation of facial recognition software after having its appeal denied as part of a civil lawsuit over the matter. In the latest development of the court case initiated by human rights and consumer rights organizations, the São Paulo Court of Justice maintained an earlier decision that ordered the interruption of the roll-out in March. Our top picks for commercial properties will help secure your workplace. The organizations are calling for the suspension of the use of "massive and indiscriminate" facial recognition technology, which is part of a surveillance system and would impact over 4 million people who travel in the metro system on a daily basis. The claimants argued that the electronic monitoring system would involve facial recognition, with images of metro users captured by a system called SecurOS.


NYC Mayor Adams floats 'new tech,' bag checks on subway system to detect weapons

FOX News

WARNING--Graphic footage: Fox News correspondent Bryan Llenas has the latest on the investigation from Brooklyn, New York, on'Special Report.' New York City may be rolling out new technology and periodic bag checks to prevent future terrorist attacks, according to the mayor. New York City Mayor Eric Adams spoke with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday about the previous day's terror attack on the city's subway system. The mayor touched on the possibility of new technology on public transportation to prevent similar acts in the future. "With the gun detection devices – oftentimes when people hear of'metal detectors,' they immediately think of the airport model," Adams said.


TSA's Terrorist Watch List Comes for Amtrak Passengers

WIRED

As Russia's war continues in Ukraine, the Biden White House has been scrambling to use every tool at its disposal in countering, or ideally preempting, Kremlin-backed cyberattacks. But as the physical carnage continues, WIRED took a look at the destructive toll of explosives and how blast trauma really works. Meanwhile, the European Union is working on a massive international facial recognition system that links databases of millions of face photos. Meta commissioned an independent study on the human rights value of end-to-end encryption and possibilities for finally ending the crypto wars. And German and United States law enforcement confiscated $25 million worth of bitcoins and took down the Russian-language dark-web marketplace Hydra, disrupting its criminal money laundering and exchange services in the process.


São Paulo subway ordered to suspend use of facial recognition

ZDNet

The company responsible for running the São Paulo metro system was ordered to suspend the use of facial recognition technology. According to the decision issued on Tuesday by judge Cynthia Thome at the São Paulo State Court, Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (METRO) must immediately suspend the process to capture and processing of biometric data for facial recognition in the context of the implementation of an electronic surveillance system. Moreover, the company has been ordered to immediately suspend the roll-out of new equipment that promotes data capture and biometrics processing for facial recognition. The decision also sets a daily fine in the event of non-compliance. The decision follows a civil lawsuit initiated by several civil rights organizations calling for a ban on the use of facial recognition technology amid discrimination concerns.


Brazilian civil rights organizations call for facial recognition ban in São Paulo subway

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A pool of civil rights organizations in Brazil has filed a civil lawsuit against the company operating the São Paulo subway over the use of facial recognition technology amid discrimination concerns. The lawsuit calls for a Court order to immediately suspend facial recognition on the premises under the administration of Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (METRO). In addition, the bodies demand the payment of compensation to match the cost of the system's implementation, as a result of collective moral damages caused to the rights of its passengers. According to the claimants, the technology that is currently in place as part of a surveillance system does not observe the rules under the local General Data Protection Regulation, the Brazilian Constitution and international treaties. The bodies argue that the use of images, collection and treatment of sensitive personal data are also in breach of legislation around children and consumer rights.


Tech firm will pay you £150,000 to sell your identity to its robots

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Tech company Promobot is on the lookout for a face for its humanoid robot assistant to work in hotels, shopping malls and other crowded places. The company is searching for a'kind and friendly' face to be reproduced on potentially thousands of versions of the robots worldwide. The company is ready to pay £150,000 ($200,000) to anybody willing to transfer the rights to their face and voice forever. 'Since 2019, we have been actively manufacturing and supplying humanoid robots to the market. Our new clients want to launch a large-scale project, and as for this, they need to license a new robot appearance to avoid legal delays,' said Promobot, which claims to be the largest service robotics manufacturer in Northern and Eastern Europe.


Can artificial intelligence be harnessed to protect the public from random assailants?

The Japan Times

On the evening of Oct. 31, 25-year-old Fukuoka native Kyota Hattori -- wearing makeup and a purple and green ensemble to emulate the villainous Joker of "Batman" franchise fame -- boarded a Keio Line train at Keio-Hachioji Station, heading for central Tokyo. After spending half an hour meandering around Shibuya, which was packed with costumed revelers feting Halloween, Hattori headed back toward Hachioji, but reversed direction again at Chofu, where he changed to a Shinjuku-bound limited express train. Soon after the doors closed, according to eye witness reports, he removed a survival knife and liquids from a backpack. When a 72-year-old male passenger tried to intervene, Hattori allegedly stabbed the man and proceeded to pursue fleeing passengers, splashing them with lighter fluid, which he then ignited. The stabbing victim was hospitalized in a critical condition and 16 other passengers suffered burns and smoke inhalation.