RMIT develops AI program to manage road signs infrastructure


Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed a proof-of-concept program that can monitor the condition of street signs using Google Street View images.

The program uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify street signs from the Google images to determine whether they need to be replaced. It has been trained to see “stop” and “give way” signs, with RMIT saying the program could be trained to identify other inputs for use by local governments and traffic authorities as well.

According to RMIT, authorities spend large amounts of time and money monitoring and recording the geo-location of traffic infrastructure manually, a task which also exposes workers to unnecessary traffic risks.

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Source: ZDNet