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A computer rescued this drowning mother and daughter

A computer rescued this drowning mother and daughter
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I would have thought that out of any job, lifeguard was safe from being taken over by a robot. Not so.

A computer system known as Poseidon just saved a mom and her daughter from drowning. The mother had her daughter on her shoulders, when she got into trouble in the shallow end of the pool.

The Poseidon system, which is installed 10 years ago and is a series of underwater cameras, analyzes the "texture, volume and movement of the water" and alerts lifeguards when something seems awry.

That's exactly what happened in this situation. Poseidon detected that the woman was not moving at the bottom of the pool and sounded the alarm. Luckily, the mother was able to be rescued by lifeguards and resuscitated by the side of the pool.

The daughter was rescued by a swimming teacher in the area.

Poseidon is currently in more than 240 pools spread across the U.S., Japan and Europe and, according to The Mirror, "has helped detect and prevent 29 drowning incidents in public swimming pools across the globe."

And, more shockingly, you can watch the whole thing go down on video.

Next page: See the video and Poseidon in action.
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