The trains have eyes!


    Where many citizens see a wise move to put an end to graffiti by the most daring urban artists, others are concerned about privacy and freedom. Painting on trains seems to be getting more complicated.

    Barcelona trains


    Where many citizens see a wise move to put an end to graffiti by the most daring urban artists, others are concerned about privacy and freedom. Painting on trains seems to be getting more complicated.

    Painting the metro


    By some estimates, TMB has invested 58,080 euros into the system. The facial recognition system will include an intelligent search by appearance of people and vehicles that will use the physical description to facilitate and quickly locate a person in a given place regardless of whether he or she is wearing a mask or not.

    Grafiteros in Barcelona metro

    The system will be able to store and create a database of faces and even vehicles that will make the algorithm more agile so that surveillance personnel can act quickly to identify suspects. Targets of surveillance will be able to be located by color of clothing, age, height and gender.

    Barcelona metro

    News of this new surveillance system has divided the population, but certainly individuals concerned about their privacy and urban artists themselves will not like this development. How far do they want to go with artificial intelligence and surveillance? G13 Magazine will continue to keep an eye out for any new developments on the subject. For the time being, if graffiti  is your thing, you can get yourself some cans and keep expressing yourself on the trains… but as always, be careful!

    G13 Club is a private social club for medical and recreational cannabis users based in Barcelona. It is also a space for musical and artistic development that promotes a multitude of activities focused on the expression and exhibition of urban, hip hop, reggae and skate culture.

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