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Here's How San Jose Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence to Stop Pedestrian Traffic Deaths

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Traffic on a California freeway.

After other programs failed to make it through the state government in the past, San Jose hopes a speed camera program can pass and help save lives.

Credit: Associated Press

In the heart of Silicon Valley, leaders are calling on the best and the brightest minds.

San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan's office has partnered with tinyML Foundation, Sony, and San Jose's Department of Transportation to launch a global traffic safety hackathon.

The hopes of the city is to utilize community ideas on how to use "tiny machine learning's AI software" in cameras to capture quantitative data, not physical images, regarding the presence of pedestrians throughout the city.

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