Amazon uses social distancing technology to warn employees who are too close – Dateway

Amazon uses social distancing that notifies warehouse workers when they are getting too close to each other, a system that could then be deployed at airports and other locations.

A video posted by an Amazon staff member shows him how a sensor tracks the movement of employees via colored circles that form a 6-foot perimeter around each person.

When two people violate “social distancing,” the circle turns red and an alarm sounds.

“They’re going to take a picture and get me in trouble,” the employee said.

The is called “Remote Assistant” and according to The Verge, “Amazon also says it will be open-sourcing the , which will allow other companies to quickly replicate and deploy these devices in various places.”

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As we pointed out in October, Hitachi has developed similar , which includes cartoon fish swimming inside the bubble. When the person violates social distancing, the fish escapes.

The promotional video boasts that the technology “can even be deployed inside elevators” and Hitachi “hopes to bring it to market quickly.”

Given that many prominent figures insist that social distancing and other restrictions relating to coronaviruses are here to say, it’s perfectly possible to imagine a near future in which this technology will be widely adopted.

China already ties the coronavirus rules to its onerous social credit scoring system, in addition to using AI to discipline its slave workforce, so that the idea that people can be publicly ashamed or being punished for getting too close to others is a very real .



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