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“Creepy” New AI Traffic Cams Peer Into Cars Seeking Violations

There’s a fine line between thorough policing and finding ourselves smack dab in the middle of 1984. As time marches onward and artificial intelligence evolves alongside other forms of technology, society is going to have to be careful to make sure that we don’t end up looking like a piece of “dystopian future” science fiction.

With new developments in place in the UK, though, it appears very much as if we all need to have one big chat about privacy.

In the past, red light cameras have pushed the boundaries on what’s legal. More recently, it seems as if the UK hasn’t been shy about taking things one step further. With new traffic cameras, AI and radar are being used not only for red light and speeding violations but also to look inside of cars to find other offenses as well. This means that motorists might be getting seat belt and speeding tickets in the mail as well.

As if that wasn’t enough, the system also cross references insurance information and the tax database as well.

Sure, having certain information can be integral to safe and effective police work. However, with updates like these, we’re all left to wonder where the line should be drawn as new tech chips away at individual privacy each and every day.

It doesn’t seem as if this sort of technology is in place in the United States just yet. However, we wouldn’t be shocked in the slightest to see it implemented on American roadways over time. Is this just another cog in the wheel of policing that will become commonplace or is it an issue that should be met with resistance?

Tune in with Steve Lehto below to learn a little bit more about these recent developments and how they could impact your life in the very near future.

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