The researchers at IIT Hyderabad are using AI to detect the usage of mobile phone while driving. They have used algorithms which run at nearly 27 frames per second on a high end Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).
Dr Sparsh Mittal, the lead researcher, said, “We believe that our technique has immense potential. It can help in avoiding accidents due to distraction during driving. It can help in avoiding accidents by preventing excess of untimely usage of the mobile phone”. The algorithm can be used to track phones and help in detecting the usage where it is not allowed.
Many financial transactions now happen on mobile phones, and have severe consequences. By allowing tracking of mobile phones, and hence the loss of mobile phones can have severe consequences. By allowing tracking of mobile phone, our technique can help in detecting loss or theft of the mobile phone”, added Mittal.