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Subject: [Hangout - NYLXS] AI and surveillance
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The New Eyes of Surveillance: Artificial Intelligence and Humanizing
Typically when we hear the term =E2=80=9CArtificial Intelligence,=E2=80=9D =
aliens, spaceships landing on Earth and Will Smith come to mind. While
not exactly the extraterrestrial scene we may envision, Artificial
Intelligence, or AI, is bringing human intelligence to everyday
technologies. We are now able to form a relationship with our
technology, use it to teach it about our behaviors and to improve how
our businesses and communities operate.
Consider all the ways AI makes our lives easier=E2=80=A6
We are already accustomed to Amazon=E2=80=99s anticipatory shipping practic=
where the company identifies items we may want to buy before we even
begin our search, and Netflix is aptly curating movie recommendations in
advance of any decisions we make. AI is transforming how we operate and
rely on technology, enabling humans to work more efficiently and
effectively than ever before, making our jobs simpler, our efforts more
calculated and our outputs more accurate. Whether technology is
simplifying our everyday experiences or predicting what we will want
next, it is bringing a deeply personal experience to us all.
But how is Artificial Intelligence impacting our personal security and
the way we keep our organizations safe? Enter the new wave of security,
where AI meets traditional surveillance practices: intelligent video
While some traditional security measures in place today do have a
significant impact in terms of decreasing crime or preventing theft,
today video analytics gives security officers a technological edge that
no surveillance camera alone can provide.
Surveillance systems that include video analytics analyze video footage
in real-time and detect abnormal activities that could pose a threat to
an organization=E2=80=99s security. Essentially, video analytics technology
helps security software =E2=80=9Clearn=E2=80=9D what is normal so it can id=
unusual, and potentially harmful, behavior that a human alone may miss.
It does this in two ways; first by observing objects in a monitored
environment and detecting when humans and vehicles are present, and
second by taking operator feedback about the accuracy of various events
and incorporating this intelligence into the system itself, thus
improving its functionality. This interaction between operator and
technology results in a =E2=80=9Cteachable=E2=80=9D system: Artificial Inte=
its best in the realm of security where ultimately, human oversight
takes a backseat to the fine-tuned capabilities of intelligent video
Eliminating human error is a key driver behind bringing Artificial
Intelligence to security through intelligent video analytics. Studies
have shown that humans engaged in mundane tasks have a directed
attention capacity for up to 20 minutes, after which the human attention
span begins to decrease. In addition, when humans are faced with
multiple items at one time, attention spans will decrease even more
rapidly. Therefore, video analytics are beginning to take the place of
initial human judgment in an effort to increase operational efficiency.
While a security officer might miss a person sneaking into a poorly lit
facility, a camera backed with intelligent video analytics is designed
to catch a flash on the screen and recognize it as a potential threat.
Or it will spot a person loitering at the perimeter of a schoolyard and
alert on-the-ground security officials to investigate and take action if
necessary, all without missing a beat and keeping close watch on the
many cameras and locations.
Rather than depend on solely human monitoring, AI-powered systems
instead notify security teams of potential threats as they happen,
helping businesses prevent break-ins or illegal activity, as well as
increasing human accuracy.
Artificial Intelligence helps people do their jobs better, thereby
making our lives easier and our locations safer. Whether securing our
businesses, cities or homes, or providing more curated online shopping
and entertainment experiences, Artificial Intelligence is making
technology more personal and purposeful than ever before.
Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi is Senior Vice President of Analytics and Data
Science for Avigilon.
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