We all know very well that for Nvidia, artificial intelligence is a subject almost as important as GPUs. It is not surprising, therefore, that the company is exploring several segments of this lode. The latest is a bit scary: Nvidia has teamed up with AnyVision simply to enable face recognition technology on security or CCTV cameras.
Nvidia To Launch CCTV Cameras With Facial Recognition System
For Nvidia, artificial intelligence is a subject almost as important as GPUs. It is not surprising, therefore, that the company is exploring several segments of this lode. The latest is a bit scary: Nvidia has teamed up with AnyVision simply to enable face recognition technology on security or CCTV cameras.
The technology is at an advanced stage of development and, according to AnyVision, it can do 24-hour monitoring by identifying individuals with 99% accuracy. Depending on the number of cameras integrated into the system, one can also do tracking, that is, determine which points a person visited within a time interval.
This is the kind of subject that raises heated discussions about privacy, but AnyVision understands that technology should bring more benefits than the inconvenience. The system can help identify terrorists or criminals in the crowd, for example, if the captured images are compared to a database of individuals suspected or wanted by the police.
Something like that can also help the authorities in finding missing persons. It is enough that the image of the person is inserted into a specific database so that the system can compare it with the faces captured by the cameras. Depending on the circumstances, it will be possible to even find out where the person disappeared.
Details on how the technology works have not been revealed, but AnyVision explains in its blog that it uses Nvidia’s GPUs to do real-time processing of camera images. A single server can process up to 40 transmissions simultaneously, but the plan is to increase that amount to up to 150.
To gain scale, AnyVision technology became part of the Metropolis Software Partner Program, an initiative launched last year by Nvidia to support companies developing systems for smart cities.
This scenario of permanent vigilance tends to cease to be fiction. China, for example, claims to have a system with 170 million closed-circuit cameras capable of locating a person within minutes. Recently, the country’s police have started to wear sunglasses with integrated cameras that also do face recognition.
So, what do you think about this new and extraordinary function? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.