Here’s how San Jose plans to use artificial intelligence to stop pedestrian traffic deaths

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.

TinyML Board of Directors Chairman Evgeni Gousev believes the technology can be used to better understand how people move around in order to protect them on the streets by using these predictive models to see what happens before things happen.