Amazon uses AI to spur social distancing

 Amazon uses AI to spur social distancing
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  • calendar-gray 16 June 2020

American e-commerce company Amazon.com Inc. stated on Tuesday it has launched a so-called "Distance Assistant" in some of its warehouses, APA reports citing Teletrader.

The assistant has artificial intelligence sensors on the camera which have been made for maintaining social distancing among the employees.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise keeping six feet away from another person when possible due to the coronavirus pandemic, a special monitor will flash red if they're closer.

Amazon Robotics Vice-President Brad Porter explained the company "heard that employees find value in getting immediate visual feedback, and site leaders are welcoming another safety measure."

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