“Despite Spot’s cameras being designed to help it estimate the number of park visitors present in the area, authorities claim the device can’t collect personal data or track specific individuals.” Sure. Watch the video at the link of this ‘thing’ poncing around the park squeaking at the joints. This would terrify little kids I’d imagine, let alone the adults. Can’t you just see the surveillance ramping up? Not to mention forced isolation. People are suffering from this, evidenced in the increased suicides, family violence & abuse. EWR
Deployment part of a larger initiative to police people during coronavirus crisis
A four-legged ‘robot dog’ fitted with cameras is now patrolling a popular park in Singapore to enforce the social distancing measures of local authorities.
Instead of barking, the semi-autonomous robot – of Boston Dynamics fame – named “Spot” speaks ‘softly’ in a prerecorded English female voice.
“For your own safety and for those around you, please stand at least one meter apart. Thank you,” Spot tells park visitors. “Let’s keep Singapore healthy.”
The Friday launch of Spot at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is part of a two-week trial by the National Parks Board (NParks) in tandem with Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG).
If the trial is deemed a success, Spot will be deployed in the morning and during evening peak hours.
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