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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.


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A patient walks under the guidance of AR navigation inside one building of Xinhua Hospital. Leading public hospitals in Shanghai are using artificial intelligence on their WeChat to streamline patient registration and provide better treatment. The Internet hospital service has been widely adopted by hospitals and patients since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in 2020. More patients are using online reservations, but many do not know which department they need to register for. To help patients, Xinhua Hospital is using AI.


Free artificial intelligence camp seeks applications from Philly students – Metro Philadelphia

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Twenty high schoolers in Philadelphia will have the opportunity this fall to learn about artificial intelligence as part of a free program financed by billionaire Mark Cuban's foundation. Applications are now being accepted for the AI Bootcamp, which targets girls, students of color and young people from low- and middle-income families. The program is being hosted locally by CSL Behring, a King of Prussia-based biopharmaceutical company. "We don't want them to think AI is something that other people do," said John Thompson, CSL Behring's global head of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. "We want them to realize that they can be part of the AI future, that they can have a career in advanced analytics and AI." Participants, who must be in 9th through 12th grades, will gather for five hours on four consecutive Saturdays from Oct. 22 to Nov. 12 for interactive lessons and lab exercises.


If our datacentres cannot take the heat, the UK could really go off the rails John Naughton

The Guardian

One of the unexpected delights of the heatwave was the sound of a Conservative transport secretary talking sense. Grant Shapps was on the Today programme on Tuesday morning explaining a basic principle of good engineering design: get the specifications right. When you're creating a new piece of public infrastructure you need to be able to specify the constraints under which the design is expected to function. Shapps explained that the railway system over which he currently presides was designed to operate between temperatures of -10C and 35C. And, in an astute move to preempt a furious Daily Mail editorial about staunch British rail tracks surely being able to cope with temperatures a mere five degrees above their design limit, he pointed out that if the air temperature is 40C, the actual temperature of the rails might be twice that.


China's AI system 'can check loyalty of party members'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

China has reportedly created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can assess the loyalty of Communist Party members. According to Didi Tang, a reporter for the Times in Beijing, the system has been developed by researchers at Hefei Comprehensive National Science Centre. It can analyse facial expressions and brain waves of Communist Party members to determine how receptive they are to'thought education'. Tang says the technology was detailed in an article that was uploaded to the internet on July 1 and deleted shortly afterwards. The artificial intelligence (AI) system can check the loyalty of Communist Party members.


How I used a Raspberry Pi to automate birdwatching

ZDNet

"Don't worry about the microphone hanging out the window," I told a recent house guest. Through the worst of the pandemic lockdowns I started a new hobby, documenting the wildlife in the gardens and on the railway cutting behind our home. It's been quite surprising seeing how many different birds and small mammals frequent the large tree and the elderberry thicket at the bottom of the garden, from tiny wrens to the looming presence of the local sparrowhawk. It's a lot easier photographing birds in the winter, when the trees and bushes lose their leaves. But there are many more visitors in the summer, with blackbirds and dunnocks nesting in the shrubs and occasional woodpeckers flitting down the railway lines from the wilder commons and the expanses of the Royal Parks to the west.


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.


UK Trials Showcase AI's Potential for Monitoring, Bettering Biodiversity by Railway Tracks - Channel969

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The UK Heart for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), working with Eager AI and Community Rail, have give you an attention-grabbing strategy to enhance the atmosphere round railway strains -- through the use of on-board cameras and synthetic intelligence know-how to observe wildlife. "Our tools was in a position to take hundreds of clear pictures from a prepare touring at as much as 80 miles per hour," explains Tom August, PhD, a computational ecologist at UKCEH and one of many crew engaged on the mission, "and our AI software program can determine ash and different species to a excessive degree of accuracy." Cameras mounted on the entrance of and inside trains have confirmed able to monitoring plant species by the tracks. "Community Rail spends £200 million (round $252 million) annually on vegetation administration with a purpose to hold the community operational," provides Amjad Karim, chief govt officer of Eager AI. "The purpose of our work is to offer workers at Community Rail the instruments they should safely and precisely determine the place motion could also be required. "We have been pushing the boundaries of what's potential relating to the pace of the digicam, high quality of pictures and dimension of the system, all whereas holding it versatile and low-cost."


AI Program to Securely Monitor Lineside Vegetation

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Artificial intelligence (AI) trials have shown that lineside vegetation may be monitored securely, inexpensively, rapidly, and at scale by identifying species of trees and other plants from images obtained by on-train cameras. Due to safety considerations, the size of Britain's 20,000-mile rail network, and the number of specialist surveyors required, monitoring flora and fauna on the side of a railway track to promote improved management of lineside ecosystems is exceedingly challenging. However, Network Rail has been collaborating with the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) and technology firm Keen AI to create creative ways to remotely monitor biodiversity. Researchers have shown that AI can recognize invading species by their tracks, as well as native trees that may be threatened by diseases like ash dieback. As part of Network Rail's aim to achieve biodiversity net gain on its property by 2035, this information would enable railway staff to take necessary action to better manage lineside vegetation.