Can AI design better streets for pedestrians? You be the judge

The USA’s “love affair with the automobile” hasn’t been kind to pedestrians. In 2020, more than 6,500 people were struck and killed while walking in the country. A new report by Smart Growth America lays most of the blame on roadways. “Our nation’s streets are dangerous by design, designed primarily to move cars quickly at the expense of keeping everyone safe,” the study authors wrote. The campaigners want streets to be redesigned for pedestrian safety. A new AI experiment imagines the outcomes. US-19, “the deadliest road in America” (New Port Richey, Florida) — AI-generated street transformations (@betterstreetsai) July 27,…

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