Edge AI and Privacy
As sensors and AI proliferate in our devices and our environment, people are understandably concerned about the potential erosion of privacy. For example, there has recently been much discussion in the media about face recognition technology, and some governments have begun to regulate its use.
It may initially seem that the proliferation of sensors and AI must lead to loss of privacy. In reality, it’s possible to design intelligent, perceptive devices in ways that deliver valuable capabilities while protecting privacy. An early example of this is the Netatmo Welcome, a smart home monitoring camera that can be configured to disable video recording when familiar faces are present.
The purpose of this privacy portal is to facilitate awareness of the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of privacy, edge AI and machine perception.
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“Should Visual Intelligence Reside in the Cloud or at the Edge? Trade-offs in Privacy, Security and Performance,” a Presentation from Silk Labs
Andreas Gal, CEO of Silk Labs, presents the "Should Visual Intelligence Reside in the Cloud or at the Edge? Trade-offs in Privacy, Security and Performance" tutorial at the May 2016 Embedded Vision Summit. The Internet of Things continues to expand and develop, including more intelligent connected devices that respond to people’s needs and alert them
Michael Tusch, Founder and CEO of Apical, presents the "Using Vision to Create Smarter Consumer Devices with Improved Privacy" tutorial at the May 2015 Embedded Vision Summit. Machines are valuable primarily due to their ability interact with people and with the physical world. But today, most of the consumer devices in the “Internet of Things”
“Who Watches the Machines Watching You?,” a Presentation from Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP
Brian Wassom, Partner and Chair of the Social, Mobile, and Emerging Media Practice Group at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP, presents "Who Watches the Machines Watching You? Regulating Privacy in the Era of Machines That See" at the March 2014 Embedded Vision Alliance Member Meeting. His talk discusses the legal considerations at the nexus
By Brian Dipert Editor-in-Chief, Embedded Vision Alliance This blog post was originally published at EE Times' SoC Design Line. It is reprinted here with the permission of EE Times. This week, I've invited my colleague Brian Dipert to share his perspective on various face analysis algorithms used in embedded vision. As Editor-in-Chief of the Embedded
Adding one or several image sensors to a system, along with the necessary "muscle" to process the captured still and video frames, can notably enhance that system's capabilities and consequent appeal to potential customers. But then again, as editor-in-chief of the Embedded Vision Alliance, you'd expect me to harbor such a belief, right? Keep in
As the daily news reports unfortunately make regularly clear, existing among us are no shortage of sick and twisted individuals who prey on children they find via (among other avenues) published images. And those same news reports document scores of situations in which captured still photos and video footage have been used by oppressive regimes
Back in September of last year, I introduced you to SceneTap, a service that uses webcams to provide a dynamically updated count of how many people are currently in a bar, restaurant, etc…along with estimates of male-to-female and age ratios, thereby implementing not only human face detection but also rudimentary face recognition (gender and age,
Remember Google's augmented reality glasses, the rumors of which I mentioned back in late February? Well, they're real, as it turns out, at least in prototype form. They're under development by the same 'Google X Lab' that is working on the company's autonomous automobile…and it's not April 1st, so I'm not fooling (although that's not
Remember the Samsung image sensor-inclusive televisions that I first mentioned in early January, with a follow-up blurb last Friday? Well, thanks to a Slashdot heads-up earlier today, I've got even more to say…and it's disturbing, to say the least. The title, "New Samsung TV Watches You Watching It," may be a sufficient topic tip-off, but
Lest you question that facial recognition technology is fraught with privacy and other concerns coming from the citizenry, the above image (not to mention those that follow) should dispel any doubts you may have. As reported at sites such as Boing Boing, MAKE Magazine and Slashdot, a New York-based designer called CV Dazzle has come