Coronavirus: CCTV cameras to monitor people’s temperature, social distancing in Dubai

Dubai: Security cameras in Dubai will be used to detect people’s temperature on the streets and alert police about violations in social distancing in public places to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, a Dubai Police official has said.

Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, Director General of the Artificial Intelligence Department at Dubai Police, said the force are using artificial intelligence to combat COVID-19 by employing CCTV cameras to record the temperatures of people walking on the streets, in public places or at shopping centres. At the moment this is in a test phase with the view to becoming reality soon.

“Dubai Police use AI through the ‘Oyoon’ (which means ‘eye’ in Arabic) project to monitor people’s temperatures during the outbreak,” Brigaider Al Razooqi said in a virtual conference held by Dubai Police on Sunday night.

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