AI system can detect texting while driving

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We’ve recently covered an initiative that gave concerned citizens a platform for uploading videos of drivers who text, as well as a smart bike lock that blocks cyclists' calls in transit, and now researchers in Canada have developed an in-car system that aims to save distractable drivers. The team, from the Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI), University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, have taken an AI approach to ‘teaching’ video analysis software how to detect when drivers are showing signs of distraction. CPAMI has previously used machine learning techniques to identify when drivers are displaying signs of tiredness,…

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