Seoul authorities have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance system to prevent suicide attempts on the Han River bridges, where around 500 cases are recorded each year, they reported. local media this Thursday.
Technology has experienced in-depth learning of the behaviors of people who try to end their own life by throwing themselves into the void, such as wandering too long on the bridge. When the cameras detect an individual exhibiting such behavior, a signal will be immediately sent to the rescue teams near the scene so that they can arrive as quickly as possible to intervene.
The network is currently in a trial period until the end of this month. “When a little more data is accumulated and this system is well established, it should be of great help in preventing suicide,” said a South Korean official.
âThe city government has sought a solution as the number of people committing suicide in the Han River rises due to the prolongation of the covid-19 pandemic and growing financial difficulties,â the authority said.
Before its installation, security fences, equipped with laser detection sensors, had been placed along the 18 bridges that cross the river.
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