Wired – London Underground uses AI to monitor commuters’ behaviour in a new trail

Big Brother Watch Team / February 8, 2024

For close to a year, from October 2022 to September 2023, Transport for London tested an AI system on Underground commuters to monitor behaviour & detect wheelchairs, prams & bikes at Willesden Green.

“Normalizing AI-powered monitoring at transport hubs is a slippery slope towards a surveillance state, and must be subject to greater transparency and public consultation” said Madeleine Stone, senior advocacy officer at privacy rights NGO, Big Brother Watch.

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