Just hours before the start of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar is preparing to inaugurate a control center that will have the latest in technology for monitor fan behavior before and during the matches of the highest soccer event.
The World Command and Control Center will use technology Artificial Intelligence (AI) to anticipate the behavior of the public at the entrances to the stadiums and also regulate the temperature inside the courts.
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As reported by the Al Jazeera chain, more than 100 technicians will work 24 hours a day during the World Cup to monitor the images of 22,000 security cameras scattered throughout the eight stadiums of the World Cup Qatar 2022.
Artificial intelligence technology studies hundreds of millions of pieces of data that allow it to predict crowd behaviors and movements. With this information, the organizers of the World Cup will be able to anticipate the crowds of fans that usually occur in the minutes before the games.
Thus, thanks to this innovative advance, they will also be able to know the exact number of attendees expected based on ticket sales, arrival time, access places or even the flow of people throughout the event.
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The Control Center experts will be able to identify potential bottleneckssupervise the operation of the entrance doors and guarantee a smooth flow of people entering and leaving the stadium or if there are more than 100 individuals in the same area to prevent inconveniences.
Other Qatar 2022 technological advances in the stadiums
The Lusail stadium, which has a capacity for 80,000 people and will host 10 World Cup matches, including the grand final, will also feature facial recognition technology which will allow organizers identify the fans in the stands, even those that are located in the highest parts and away from the luxurious stadium.
This technology is essential for avoid incidents and monitor the access of bars and fans who are prohibited access or who have arrest warrants. In addition, the organizers clarified that in all the stadiums there will be experts in cybersecurity and counterterrorism.
It is also worth remembering that all stadiums will be equipped with hundreds of high-definition security cameras with which the organizers will be able to control the entrance doors, the corridors, the stands and almost every corner of the fields and their surroundings.
Finally, from the Control Center, and also with artificial intelligenceit will be possible to ensure that there is no shortage of water anywhere, regulate the supply and also control the air conditioning systems to regulate the temperature of the stadiums.
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artificial intelligence to prevent
Artificial intelligence will allow the organizers of the World Cup to anticipate the increase in the influx of public, respond quickly in case of agglomerations and prevent dangerous avalanches.
The aim is to avoid situations such as the chaos that occurred outside the Stade de France in Paris, when police fired tear gas and pepper spray at spectators who wanted to enter the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.