AI litter picker

The Brits love their cameras. ANPR tracks your vehicle’s movements, checks against tax, MOT and insurance databases and can even generate speeding fines using a speed averaging technique. Now, it can spot litter louts! Yes, feeding the camera’s output through another AI engine it can detect drivers dropping litter and furthermore it will send out an automatic £90 fine.

The first trial of this new technology will be in Maidstone, Kent. Does that say something about the people of Kent or is it handy for the AI research lab I wonder? Who will be the first to get picked out and fined? It could make tech history.

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