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The Fast-Increasing Role of AI in Security and Surveillance

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Artificial intelligence is transforming almost all major industries. But what’s it doing for security and surveillance?

It’s doing what it has been doing in all the other industries: making things easier. The self-learning abilities of AI make it a natural development in security and surveillance.

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This is the impact and role of security and surveillance.

Artificial Intelligence Cameras

The impact of Ai on security nearly starts and ends with artificial intelligence cameras. While security camera has been in vogue for a long time, they weren’t always so effective in preventing or stopping crime.

CCTV cameras, while helpful in capturing images of potential offenders, won’t help catch them. That’s where smart cameras and AI come in. With the help of artificial intelligence, images can be analyzed and help put names on faces to catch offenders.

But having Ai managing your cameras is only a simplistic application. That’s where the ability of Ai to provide real-time image analysis comes into play.

It’s now common to see various US states invest in sophisticated Ai cameras to monitor busy stretches of roads. Machine learning systems, through object detection technology, can analyze multiple image frames in real time and help prevent crime.


How Does It Work?

Humans train the Ai algorithm by giving it the correct annotations. The annotations help the AI system first detect objects with a human’s accuracy.

Continued feeding of the AI system with the data annotations offers it the platform to keep learning and improve in the long term.

So with AI cameras, the system knows what to expect. That way, it can offer better security and surveillance.

Every iteration of the process reduces potential errors. Coupled with the learning ability of AI, it ultimately cuts out the mistakes, and the system becomes either error-free or close to the human error levels.

Fantastic, right? You bet it is!

AI Video Surveillance

Artificial intelligence has taken people tracking to the next level through video surveillance. Through video analytics, Ai helps monitor suspicious actions from people and helps prevent crimes.

After enough training, Ai will identify any strange behavior from people and predict they could be up to no good. This level of analysis isn’t a given for humans since they can’t tell whether someone is just being strange or that’s how they are.

However, Ai, because it’s constantly training to see the difference in behavior, can tell if a person can be dangerous.

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What Are the Applications of All This Besides Security?

1. Retail Surveillance

Besides helping retail stores focus on other things helping with security, Ai also ensures smart shopping. This works because AI-enabled cameras detect a customer’s every move and allow them to purchase goods without little human supervision.

The barcodes on the products are detected whenever the buyer picks them. The system calculates the total price, and the shopper proceeds to pay with no human intervention.

This technology is in place in a few Amazon Go stores.

2. The Defense Industry

Human surveillance can be error-prone sometimes despite the best efforts. However, AI surveillance cuts out human surveillance errors, allowing operators to be more successful.

The operations don’t need to be as focused on their work, since AI monitors targets for them. Operators only have to focus on verification and interfere with important events.

AI and Cyber Security

One of the enduring qualities of Ai that makes it an essential part of cybersecurity is learning from past trends.

What AI does in cybersecurity is glean data from different existing scenarios. It then draws patterns from this.

Next time a cybersecurity threat follows the known pattern, AI systems can easily respond. This detection of patterns by Ai is called anomaly detection.

Any deviation from the norm the Ai system notices, it flags. Thus, it enables the cybersecurity operator to have an eye on any breaches.

AI in cybersecurity systems also classifies information to enable better protection. Take the example of Google Mail. The Ai system can identify spam or dangerous messages and organize them accordingly.

Now, if the user clicks on a harmful message, it’s up to them. The Ai security system will have already warned them.

The potential for Ai to be a better cybersecurity ally is massive. Chances are we are yet to see the full scale of what Ai can do for cybersecurity.

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Final Thoughts

Artificial intelligence has revolutionized security surveillance like it has other industries. Smart cameras and AI classification systems are some examples of Ai at work in the security and surveillance industry.

Since Ai is growing daily, we expect there’ll be more of its applications in security and surveillance and other industries.

Are you looking to train an Ai system for security and surveillance? Talk to our expert today, and let’s see how we can help you achieve that.

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