Chinese developers start to use AI to identify idlers and monitor security at the site
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Construction companies in China begin to implement artificial intelligence systems to monitor worker behavior and site situation.
Most projects are completed on a tight schedule, and in times of rush, disruptions and accidents are common. In some large cities, more people die on construction sites than in other industries. Therefore, the Chinese decided to automate control.
According to a report from the Beijing Institute of Automation, the new monitoring technology monitors what is happening through video cameras and analyzes the behavior of each employee, defining his personality by biometric parameters. Real-world tests confirm that AI system improves productivity and safety on the construction site.
Algorithms are capable of detecting different types of activity: work, staggering around, smoking and using a smartphone. In addition, the system records and notifies about safety violations, for example, if an employee forgot to put on a helmet, entered a restricted area, or behaves aggressively..
Research by McKinsey shows that artificial intelligence technologies are being introduced very slowly in the construction business due to weak growth rates..
We’ve also previously written about how artificial intelligence will redesign by 2050..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Academy of Sciences of the People’s Republic of China