Amazon has deployed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool to help employees follow social distancing rules.
The "Distance Assistant" uses a TV screen, depth sensors, and an AI-enabled camera to track employees' movements and provide real-time feedback.
Circles around employees' feet flash red on the screen if they come closer than six feet to one another, warning them to keep a safe distance apart.
Amazon says the tool is a "standalone unit" that only requires power, implying it doesn’t store data about worker movements.
The company plans to open source the technology so others can replicate and deploy the devices.
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