Police and security teams guarding airports, ports, and border crossings from terrorist attack or illegal entry need to know immediately when someone enters a prohibited area, and who they are; a network of surveillance cameras is typically used to monitor these at-risk locations twenty-four hours a day, but these can generate too many images for human eyes to analyze; a new approach uses mathematics to perform this analysis more accurately and in a fraction of the time it would take a human camera operator.
You can’t have a person staring at every single screen, and even if you did the person might not know exactly what to look for.
For example, a person is not going to be very good at searching through pages and pages of faces to try to match [an intruder] with a known criminal or terrorist.”
For camera-based surveillance systems, operators typically have a range of computer-vision algorithms they could use to analyze the video feed. These include skin detection algorithms that can identify a person in an image, or background detection systems that detect unusual objects, or when something is moving through the scene.
In addition to port and airport security, the system could monitor video information obtained by a fleet of unmanned aircraft. It could also be used to analyze data from weather-monitoring sensors to determine where tornado’s are likely to appear, or information from water samples taken by autonomous underwater vehicles, he says. The system would determine how to obtain the information it needs in the least amount of time and with the fewest possible sensors.
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