October 21, 2021

Students from Koforidua Technical University are building a traffic light with cameras to combat crime.

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Some students from the Koforidua Technical University’s Mechatronics and Cybersecurity Department have successfully installed a locally produced traffic light incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The traffic signal was installed to aid in the reduction of crime on campus.

The university’s administration has encouraged the government to invest in the university so that it may create artificial intelligence technologies to aid law enforcement agencies in their battle against crime.

To aid security services in combating crime in the country, the authorities have recommended a more scientific and trustworthy way of intelligence collection.

Professor David Kofi Essuman, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, told Citi FM in Accra that” As part of requirements for final year students in the university, they take on projects which are normally supervised by their lecturers and some of these students came out with this project which is a locally built traffic light with cameras which is able to monitor everything within its scope and transfers live signals to the cybersecurity room on campus. The traffic has successfully been installed on campus and it is currently being used to check our security on campus.”

According to him, “Already, we have installed CCTV cameras and yet still, the robberies are going on so it means that we need to do more and advance more on that, to be able to pick up individuals who are involved in all these kinds of activities.”

So it is our duty to work in that direction to reduce crime in our nation, and we have only just began, and we hope that as we progress, we will be willing to take difficulties. We must ask ourselves as a country, “Where do we want to go in five years, and what do we want to accomplish with artificial intelligence?”

“Once we understand those principles, we’ll know how to proceed with our study and how to address the country’s challenges. Because crime is a problem, we’ll focus on crime research to explore how we can all work together to limit and minimize the amount of armed robbery that occurs in our country “He made a point.

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