Automated Facial Recognition – is the AI or the human biased?

AI keeps us safe, working in the background in security operations centres. AI gets us through an airport quickly. AI and satellite technology get us to the right location faster AI saves time when it recommends our movies, AI makes…

AI transparency in the physical security domain

This article was first published in Fire and Security Matters Magazine July 2020: https://www.fsmatters.com/Artificial-Intelligence-The-Transparency-Challenge Why should we challenge the transparency of AI? A powerful new general purpose AI technology has emerged from the computer science community. GPT 3.0 contains over…

Better decisions with AI in the Physical Security Domain

This article was first published in Fire and Security Matters Magazine July 2020: https://www.fsmatters.com/Using-AI-in-the-Professional-Security-Domain The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the physical security domain is controversial and views are polarised. Some physical security hardware manufacturers dismiss AI as a technology…

Video Authenticity in an AI Centric World

This article was first published in Fire and Security Matters Magazine May 2020: Security Matters and Fire Safety Matters Magazine and web site. Writing exclusively for Security Matters, Anekanta Consulting's Founder Pauline Norstrom explains why it has never been more…

Ethical Surveillance?

This article was first published in Fire and Security Matters Magazine February 2020 (pre-COVID pandemic): https://www.fsmatters.com/Surveillance-and-controlling-COVID-19 Will state run surveillance measures ever be accepted in the Western world? It has been reported in the media that Eastern World nations have…

Artificial intelligence and technology convergence in physical security

Sounds simple, but the physical security estate is made up of millions of discrete systems, operated by private entities and whose interest is in the threats and risks associated with their specific operations. Convergence is still constrained by the boundaries of discrete technologies and private ownership.