Sydney council uses machine learning to crack down on parking pests

Manly Council, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, is using machine learning to clamp down on over-staying tourist buses at the beach and to target people who wrongly park in parking spots for people with disabilities.Government News caught up with the council’s Chief Information Officer Nathan Rogers and found out how a Facebook campaign that went viral led to council officers zeroing in on motorists who flout parking regulations. Mr Rogers realised that artificial intelligence could be used to monitor council car parks after seeing the How Old Do I Look app – where users upload a photo and use software that predicts their age – that went viral on Facebook about six months ago. The council uses Microsoft Azure Machine Learning technology in three different locations around Manly, including in large…


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