Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - The way of the future -

PANA­SONIC IS ALSO, ac­cord­ing to, de­vel­op­ing a “to­tal sur­veil­lance sys­tem” that can in­te­grate tens of thou­sands of fixed and mo­bile cam­eras and sen­sors for ad­vanced sit­u­a­tional aware­ness. The 360° fish-eye lens sur­veil­lance cam­eras will be com­bined with im­age-pro­cess­ing soft­ware and built-in di­rec­tional mi­cro­phones to ac­cu­rately recog­nise (and even trans­late) voices and noises in a spe­cific area. This will en­hance counter-ter­ror­ism, while com­ply­ing with pri­vacy leg­is­la­tion. Sep­a­rately, a sys­tem util­is­ing ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence to an­a­lyse im­ages from high-def­i­ni­tion sur­veil­lance cam­eras and cam­eras fit­ted on se­cu­rity guards is be­ing de­vel­oped to iden­tify sus­pi­cious in­di­vid­u­als or ac­tiv­i­ties. “We are hav­ing AI learn the move­ments of thieves, pick­pock­ets and peo­ple car­ry­ing knives as well as peo­ple around them,” Ku­nio Hoshiba, an of­fi­cial of So­hgo Se­cu­rity Ser­vices, com­monly known as ALSOK, is quoted as say­ing.

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