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Wollongong's Blue Mile to use artificial intelligence


Wollongong City Council has started using 'artificial intelligence', to understand how the community uses the area along the Blue Mile.

Council says a 'smart video' trial conducted by Telstra, in collaboration with Council, will use cameras as smart sensors, Artificial Intelligence and “edge computing” devices, to survey how pedestrians and cyclists share the space at the tramway cutting on the Blue Mile.

Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery, said it was an important project as the data, which is collected anonymously, will help Council understand how pedestrians and cyclists interact.

“We plan to use this sensor technology to collect meaningful data that can be used to better plan our paths and recreation areas for the future,” Councillor Bradbery said.

“Council values our community’s right to privacy. That’s why the data collected will be anonymous and specifically restricted to the purposes on this project.”

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