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In Singapore snitchbots are on patrol looking out for anti social behavr

Singapore’s Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) will be deploying two robots named “Xavier” that the agency says use cameras with a 360-degree field of vision and analytics software to detect “undesirable social behaviours” in real time. First reported by Business Insider, the robots are designed to detect activities such as public smoking, violation of pandemic restrictions (i.e., groups of more than five people), and illegally selling goods on the street. Other behaviours the agency said the robots can snitch on include the use of motorized vehicles or motorcycles on pedestrian walkways and “improperly parked bicycles.”

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MelissaLee1963
a week ago
What do you think of this?
eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya week ago

I think it is a great idea but I am sure people will moan it is invading their privacy. If it does good then why not?

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
a week ago

50/50 Survelliance safety and invasive too I agree.

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Tom
Tom
Founder
a week ago

I guess it's like community wardens on patrol.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
a week ago

I hope they can navigate better than those floor hoovers lol.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa week ago

I like this idea could imagine them getting damaged though

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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a week ago

Maybe they could be programmed to resist attack lol.

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davidstockport
davidstockporta week ago

If they were damaged the vandals who damaged them would get more than a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again.

Take a look at that shopping mall and note how clean it is - unlike in this country where it would be littered with cigarette ends and chewing gum.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
a week ago

davidstockport Inclined to agree David.I haven't been to Singapore but am told the streets are beautifully clean.

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ACR
ACR6 days ago

MelissaLee1963 if you get caught dropping litter in Singapore you will be 'liable to a fine of up to S$2,000 [approx £1077] for a first conviction' and the sale of chewing gum has been banned since 1992. Although, there is an exemption for therapeutic, dental, and nicotine chewing gum.

- https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/man-fined-corrective-work-order-littering-tampines-nea-1359576

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
6 days ago

ACR That explains it then.Thx for the heads up ACR.

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angelik
angelika week ago

I like the idea. There's so much anti-social behaviour these days, anything that helps to control that is a good thing.

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telmel
telmela week ago

A great idea but i can see kids jumping on the back of it to hitch a ride Image

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
a week ago

tempting eh T?

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telmel
telmela week ago

Saves getting the e scooter out M

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
a week ago

More for roller skates myself T.

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didbygraham
didbygrahama week ago

not sure it would work in the UK. We have a healthy disrespect for things like this. If one of these was running down any high street in the UK Id reckon it would have a carrier bag placed over the camera within about 10 mins. Image

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telmel
telmela week ago

Or even get nicked

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
a week ago

I think you're probably right Sir.There's something about us that is fundamentally different from the people in Singapore tis true.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
a week ago

telmel Could keep it by the doorstep to keep yer amazon parcels safe.

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Mick82
Mick82a week ago

telmel how much you reckon a scaly get for it in the junk yard

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
a week ago

Mick82 Worth more in working condition I'm sure lol.

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telmel
telmela week ago

Mick82 Depends on how much copper they can strip from it M

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago

Oh My God! The beginning of the end. I wouldn't like this over here we have enough of Big Brother as it is. Remember iRobot!

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a week ago

I don’t think it would survive long in the U.K. it would be vandalised. This would be the role of the community police in times gone by. Sad that humans can be replaced by a robot!

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveena week ago

I always find what other countries do fascinating

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
a week ago

Me too Nadia.I love other peoples customs and traditions.We have much to learn.

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wonderingsoul
wonderingsoula week ago

lol so true how much of that antisocial behaviour is going to be directly aimed at the bots themselves, i guess it takes away from fighting eachother but not by much

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
a week ago

True .People are the same where-ever you go. Some good,some bad and some seriously in need of therapy. Anger is a growing concern in contemporary society I fear.

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telmel
telmel6 days ago

I wish we could all go back to the 60s M , peace and love , a good era 😀 Image

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
Original Poster
6 days ago

Yes some people are swallowing the dark along with their e additives I fear.

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
6 days ago

Just a polite reminder everyone, please keep chat posts on topic or comments are likely to be removed thank you 😊

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