Shang­hai po­lice use AI for traf­fic vi­o­la­tions

De­vel­op­ing in­tel­li­gent sys­tems re­quires pri­vate sec­tor help: ex­perts

Global Times - - Front Page - By Liu Caiyu

Po­lice in Shang­hai have adopted the use of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, with elec­tronic po­lice­men able to cap­ture 10 kinds of traf­fic vi­o­la­tions and smart well lid able to call the po­lice in emer­gency.

The elec­tronic po­lice, de­signed by Shang­hai’s pub­lic se­cu­rity bu­reau, can de­tect about 10 kinds of traf­fic vi­o­la­tions, in­clud­ing run­ning the red light, cross­ing traf­fic lines, go­ing the wrong di­rec­tion, and not yield­ing to pedes­tri­ans. The use of elec­tronic po­lice has largely re­duced traf­fic vi­o­la­tions since it was in­tro­duced in Shang­hai’s Pudong dis­trict in Oc­to­ber 2017 – the Kangxin road and Xi­uyan road in­ter­sec­tion.

“Po­lice in China are eye­ing the use of AI and big data in the pub­lic se­cu­rity sys­tem. In­for­ma­tion-based tech­nol­ogy will even­tu­ally re­place of­fi­cers’ con­ven­tional work,” Wang Hong­wei, a pro­fes­sor at the School of Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Pol­icy at the Ren­min Uni­ver­sity of China, told the Global Times.

“The goal of in­tel­li­gent po­lice is to rely on high-tech­nol­ogy and in­tel­li­gence in­stead of huge-crowd tac­tics,” Wang said.

The ap­pli­ca­tion of high­tech­nol­ogy is a timely re­sponse as crim­i­nals and rule vi­o­la­tors tend to use high-tech­nol­ogy and more clan­des­tine meth­ods to com­mit crimes, Zhang Yi, CEO of iiMe­dia Re­search, told the Global Times on Mon­day.

In 2017, the num­ber of traf­fic ac­ci­dents in Shang­hai, deaths and in­juries have re­duced by 10.6 per­cent, 10.9 per­cent and 8.6 per­cent, re­spec­tively, com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year.

Shang­hai’s po­lice also de­vel­oped a sys­tem to mon­i­tor the flow of peo­ple and a pre-warn­ing sys­tem in busy ar­eas, which helps them ad­just their plans ac­cord­ingly. The sys­tem sup­ported the suc­cess­ful and safe gath­er­ing in Huangpu’s Bund on New Year’s Eve.

In­tel­li­gent po­lice have also been in­stalled in Shang­hai’s neigh­bor­hoods, thep­a­ re­ported.

The Tian­lin Shier Vil­lage neigh­bor­hood, one of many pi­lot ar­eas in Shang­hai, has built an in­tel­li­gent pre­ven­tion and ser­vice net­work us­ing tech­nolo­gies such as bio­met­ric recog­ni­tion.

In­tel­li­gent cap­tur­ing and mon­i­tor­ing equip­ment have put the neigh­bor­hood un­der a real-time sens­ing sys­tem, which helps to im­prove its se­cu­rity prob­lems. Once the neigh­bor­hood ex­pe­ri­ences ab­nor­mal sit­u­a­tions, the in­tel­li­gent sys­tem would re­port the in­for­ma­tion to the lo­cal com­mu­nity po­lice and se­cu­rity guards through the phone.

The gate mag­netism, smoke sen­sors and smart well lid as well as door locks are also part of the sens­ing sys­tem. Once there is a mal­func­tion or a man­hole cover be­ing moved, the alarm would au­to­mat­i­cally be ac­ti­vated.

To build in­tel­li­gent sys­tems, the pub­lic se­cu­rity depart­ment will rely heav­ily on pri­vate com­pa­nies to jointly de­velop the tech­nol­ogy, Wang said.

The joint co­op­er­a­tion is seen in the mil­i­tary and is ex­pand­ing to pub­lic se­cu­rity de­part­ments. Pri­vate com­pa­nies should be care­fully screened over se­cu­rity con­cerns, Zhang said.

In the next three years, Shang­hai’s po­lice will in­stall data ac­cu­mu­la­tion equip­ment on streets, blocks and base­ments and gather data re­lated to pas­sen­ger flow, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, en­vi­ron­ment, wa­ter, elec­tric­ity, gas and well lid.

The ini­tial sys­tem in the city is ex­pected to be used be­fore Novem­ber, with 22 key projects to be com­pleted in the next three years.

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