How surveillance technology can improve public safety

Most people know that they’re being watched in some capacity, from targeted Instagram ads to traffic cameras. Researchers are working to find ways to use AI-based surveillance technologies ethically to advance public good, like monitoring low water crossings or auto-pedestrian accidents to decrease deaths and injuries. But these tools don’t come without concerns. For example, some surveillance technologies are trained on biased data sets and inaccurately identify people of color. In this episode, host Rylie Lillibridge talks to researchers and experts on how these tools can be used for good — and what dangers still exist.

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