Feb 4, 2021
Amazon faces spying claims over AI cameras in vans
Amazon has begun using AI-powered cameras in delivery vans that constantly record footage of drivers and upload any mistakes they make. In a statement, Amazon told the BBC: "We are investing in safety across our operations and have rolled out a number of resources to provide delivery service partners with information to help them keep drivers safe when they are on the road.". The system has four high-definition cameras which can recognise "Good driver habits" as well as bad, Ms Haraldsdottir says. The video shows a driver looking at a mobile phone, and the system then issuing a verbal warning about driver distraction. "The idea of robot cameras now keeping watch on downtrodden delivery drivers is like something straight out of a dystopian George Orwell novel."
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