VIO to install artificial intelligence in strategic FCT intersections – Guardian Nigeria

The Directorate of Road Traffic Services in the FCT says it has concluded arrangements to install Artificial Intelligence (AI) in some strategic intersections to ensure seamless free flow of traffic in the federal capital.
AI is also called machine intelligence or robot.
It is one of the evolving and rapidly growing technologies bringing revolutionary changes and providing technical edge in almost all facets of human endeavour.
It facilitates the building of programmes via intelligent machines and robots that can act and think humans.
They are deployed to carry out certain responsibilities, especially to quell riots, crisis and even outright war.
Mr Kalu Emetu, the Public Relations Officer of the service, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja the AI became necessary following complaints received on daily basis.
“The complaints border on the behaviour of some of our personnel in the course of carrying out their lawful duties,” he added.
According to him, the machines will go a long way in reducing the number of human-to-human contacts.
“The case has always been that people bring one complaint or the other to the service by themselves about some officers.
“But when you have technology aiding some of these assignments, one will notice that it will definitely take off the stress from the motorists coming to the office for one reason or the other about our personnel.
“So, with machines in place, it does not know who you are, neither does it know your status in the society. It will not say I hate your face and I must book you.
“And the moment you are booked, it will send the bill to you and you will be forced to pay whether you like it or not,“ he said.
The PRO explained that the efforts were geared towards avoiding unnecessary human-to-human contacts that could result into to break down of law and order.
He explained further that the project would also go a long way in aiding seamless free flow of traffic in the FCT.
Emetu promised that the service would extend the project to the satellite towns within the FCT, to ensure free flow of traffic in those areas.
He expressed optimism that by the time the project finally came in stream, it would impact positively on the lives of the residents of the FCT.

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