AI targets turnstile jumpers to fight fare evasion, but experts warn of downside

Posted on AllSides August 7th, 2023
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Technology, AI, Turnstiles

Artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance technology can be used by governments and private businesses to deter crime, but it comes at a cost, according to experts.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City, for example, recently confirmed that the city has deployed AI surveillance tools in seven subway stations in an effort to track how much money the city is losing to fare evasion rather than to track down people who jump turnstiles.

"The MTA uses this tool to quantify the amount of fare evasion without identifying fare evaders," MTA spokesperson Joana Flores...

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