Facebook’s AI Can Track Humans in Crowded Settings in Real Time

Computers are now able to take videos of crowded places and accurately identify multiple humans in them in real time without using a depth sensor. (Thank you, Facebook.) That concept may be hard to mentally visualize, so take a look at this video before we continue:

This tech advancement is interesting, and it has the potential to morph into other applications. Facebook would like to use it for virtual reality tech. But some have suggested law enforcement would be really interested in this tech to track suspicious people in a crowded surveillance video setting. With video surveillance search engines, they could isolate all people who look like they’re punching, kicking, shooting a gun, or whatever other specific action law enforcement would like to look for. Maybe 2-D video analyzation could be the next update to China’s police glasses.

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