The 21st century is shaping up to be the century of data. We are collecting more and better data than ever before. And the possible applications include everything from improved security and more efficient movement through public spaces to better allocation of resources and strategic planning. But, while access to this data can help improve our lives in truly meaningful ways, we are also facing new challenges about how to better collect, understand, and make use of it.
The widespread use of facial recognition technology is almost upon us. The new iPhone is available with FaceID where you can unlock your phone with your face. Facial recognition is not new. It’s been a sci-fi staple for decades, and its practical roots are in the 1960s with Palo Alto researchers on RAND Tablets manually mapping out people’s features. Even back then we could give a computer enough data to be able to match a person to a their photograph.
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HP announced that NANA Management Services will use HP big data analytics software to augment its real-time video surveillance solution. NANA’s Virtual Guard Services uses an integrated approach where real-time video surveillance and highly advanced computer analytics work together to instantly identify a potential threat.
Auckland Transport, Auckland’s government agency responsible for all of its transportation infrastructure and services, will deploy video analytics powered by HP IDOL on servers and storage from HP Enterprise Group and with support from HP Software Professional Services.
Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. (BRS Labs), creator of AISight® the artificial intelligence-based analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, continues its rapid growth in the mass transit industry as more agencies choose to implement the award-winning behavioral recognition software as part of their public safety initiatives.
With its zero-tolerance toward crime, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has deployed a video surveillance and storage archive system with 5.5PB of DataDirect Networks, Inc., storage. As the nation’s third largest Sheriff’s office, Maricopa County, which is located in Airizona and encompasses the Phoenix metropolitan area, has between 7,500 to 10,000 inmates in its jail […]
Facial recognition technology is facing a blitz of negative media with wormhole-like theories that this technology results in mass surveillance, destroys anonymity, and will forever change the way people behave in public. Advocates of this theory are calling for federal privacy regulation that will give a face a right of privacy it has never had […]
Eagle Eye Networks, provider of a cloud managed, on-demand security and operations video management system, announced the Eagle Eye Video API, targeted at businesses and video solution developers integrating video into their applications. The Eagle Eye Video API provides a robust set of storage, analytics, indexing, and interfaces for quickly building or integrating applications with […]
Needle is a bad guy and haystack is your enterprise, how do you find the needle. Neil McDonald, a big data Gartner analyst suggests that you separate the hay as you know what hay looks like and find the needle. From a security context, Neil suggests that look for meaningful deviation from normal and isolate […]