SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean research team has partnered with the National Police Agency to develop an artificial intelligence CCTV system.
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced yesterday it has embarked on a project to develop a cloud-based smart video surveillance platform, which will see a number of the institutes original cutting-edge security technologies implemented, ranging from autonomous accident detection and personal re-identification to high resolution license plate recognition.
To begin, the ETRI is focusing on developing a high quality CCTV system where blurry license plates can be enlarged in a three-step process to be seen more clearly, while further plans call for the development of the institute’s own autonomous accident detection system, which should be able to alert drivers three seconds prior to when an accident occurs.
The research team plans to implement a trial run on Jeju Island in 2019, which could be a stepping stone to the commercialization of the new security technology.
When the new video surveillance system takes effect, it is expected to revolutionize the criminal justice process in South Korea as law enforcement agencies will then be able to identify and categorize vehicles in videos based on the color and the model while running the image and information of a culprit against CCTV footage to help track a moving vehicle carrying suspects.
Thanks to deep learning technology, which can analyze a vast range of information, tracking down suspects through HD CCTV cameras in real time will also be possible.
When the intelligent CCTV cameras are commercialized, they could replace previous CCTV models that have been criticized as they lack quality and accuracy and require a security guard to keep an eye on a multitude of cameras at all times.
During the development process, input from the National Police Agency, the group that is most in need of public security technology, will also be taken into consideration, the research institute said.
“We hope to create valuable research findings based on actual public order and safety data, and lead state-of-the-art security technology development in the future. The input from both the National Police Agency and local governments make this project much more significant,” said project leader Kim Kun-woo at the ETRI.
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