Eyes in the Sky

The annual Magh Mela pilgrimage and festival draws 250 million Hindu pilgrims to the spot in northern India where the Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati Rivers meet. How do you keep a crowd that big safe? Logistics, AI, and lots and lots of cameras. How do you balance safety, surveillance, and privacy? That’s less clear.

Author: Monica Jha
Source: Rest of World
Published: Jun 23, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,680 words)