JAPAN - Crowd Control at Tokyo Games

Arno Froese

An experiment using an artificial intelligence system to estimate the number of spectators and their movements was conducted during the annual Sumida River Fireworks Festival in Tokyo by the Metropolitan Police Department and Panasonic.

The MPD and the major electronics maker will analyze the data collected at the festival’s venues, and examine whether the system could be utilized at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The MPD and Panasonic will continue operating the system at major events and other occasions to equip the AI with more data. They are hoping to utilize the system for crowd control at the Tokyo Games.

They are also considering using it to prevent terrorism at the Games, by detecting suspicious individuals moving differently from other people and suspicious objects left abandoned.

“There are many venues at the Tokyo Olympics, so efficient security management is a task we need to deal with,” said a senior MPD official. “We want to proactively utilize the latest technologies by joining hands with the private sector.”

-www.lmtonline.com, 30 July 2018

Arno's commentary

Technology indeed is the key to security. Many of today’s motor vehicles are already using a number of sensing devices to deliver warnings regarding lane-changes or obstructions ahead, activating the brake system automatically. This new crowd control device—using artificial intelligence—brings mankind one step closer to being controlled; not by law enforcement officials, but by a manmade machine. As days go by, one thing becomes apparent: there is no more hiding; there is no escape. Modern globalism guarantees security and prosperity. Thus, mankind will continue to willingly be subjected to this so-called “artificial intelligence,” which this writer thinks is vastly exaggerated: for intelligence, one needs a soul and a spirit, which was only given to man.

About the miraculous inventions, the Bible has this to say: “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10). We must also add verse 11, in which the unbeliever is made to believe a lie: “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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