Israeli firm hopes AI can curb drownings

Ashdod, Israel (AFP) May 20, 2022

An Israeli city is testing whether an artificial intelligence programme that detects drowning threats can help save lives off its beaches.

The programme, developed by a company called SightBit, uses information collected from surveillance cameras to determine who is in the water – an adult or child, for example – if they are moving or limp, and the current’s movement at that location.

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