Enveloped by “extremely severe” air pollution, Delhi is now struggling to breathe as the visibility dips further. Inspired by the worrisome status of the national capital, artificial intelligence (AI) has created a “visualization” of how the scenario will be in the future.
The viral images created by Madhav Kohli depict a scary, sad, and triggering warning to the people. If the air quality index in the most polluted city of the country continues to get ignored, someday the virtual scene might turn into a harsh reality.
The “Chornobyl-disaster-like images” show people horrifyingly wearing masks in the polluted areas, children looking gloomy while wearing masks while playing outside, and unclear nights. The series of images also showed smog developing around the Taj Mahal.
Buying vegetables, police surveillance, and cycling to stay fit have been impacted by the pollution, the images show. Fashion models and newlywed couples were also not spared from wearing masks and looking pointedly.
“What will New Delhi and its battle with pollution look like in the future?” “Visualized using AI,” said Madhav Kohli, who shared the images on Twitter.
At present, the air quality in Delhi continues to be in the “very poor” category, with the overall air quality index (AQI) at 337 on Saturday morning. Doctors say breathing toxic air in Delhi is like smoking 10 cigarettes a day, which calls for urgent solutions.
The AI visualisation images remind us that the future indeed needs our attention. Such visualisation is made using algorithms that create images from data so humans can understand and respond to that data more effectively.