Amazon to utilize AI technology to implement social distancing in its depots
On Tuesday, Amazon launched a monitoring system that depends on artificial intelligence for the implementation of social distancing in its offices and depots to assist in minimizing the probability of its employees getting the novel coronavirus. The revelation comes as the global most prominent online seller encounters increased inspection from legislators and unions in the US regarding if its actions are sufficient to safeguard its employees from the crisis.
Amazon reported that the installed trackers in the firm’s depots would use green circles to show workers keeping a safe distance, while red circles will highlight employees who do not maintain a safe distance. Besides, the system, referred to as Distance Assistant, utilizes the camera footage from Amazon’s buildings to assist in determining areas of high-traffic.
Based on an internal memorandum that Reuters came across, Amazon is trying a wearable gadget that lightens and use audio alerts to alert to close notify employees that are close to each other. The device will be tested from Wednesday at a depot on the outskirts of Seattle.
According to internal positions at Reuter’s disposal, Amazon has been enlisting for representatives of social distancing and keepers. Such posts range from frequent depot appraisals to ensure the headcount matches the break room sitting limits. There was no immediate response from amazon regarding the memorandum and the hiring.Source