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Amazon has launched an AI-powered tracking system in some of its warehouses and offices. The smart system is to help with social distancing to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The so-called Distance Assistant uses camera footage in Amazon’s buildings to also help identify high-traffic areas. As people walk past the camera, a monitor displays live video with visual overlays to show if associates are within 6 feet of one another. Individuals remaining 6 feet apart are highlighted with green circles, while those who are closer together are highlighted with red circles. The on-screen indicators are designed to remind and encourage associates to maintain an appropriate distance from others. The self-contained device requires only a standard electrical outlet and can be quickly deployed to building entrances and other high-visibility areas.

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