Behind 3000 AI cameras landing, South Koreas technical strategic determination

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 Behind 3000 AI cameras landing, South Koreas technical strategic determination


AI system will use these data to predict the probability of crime. If the probability exceeds a certain value, the camera head will remind the police station near the area to send people there.

The seochodistrict and ETRI plan to analyze 20000 court decision documents and crime videos, infer the crime mode for AI software to learn, and the camera will be able to compare whether the content currently being shot is consistent with the crime mode of past cases.

Officials say the cameras will eventually be extended to other parts of Seoul and other cities. At the same time, ETRI is developing personal identification software for sex offenders with electronic foot cuffs.

According to Lei Fengs AI digs Jin Zhi, the South Korean governments large-scale deployment of cameras with AI functions at this time point is mainly based on two considerations.

First of all, Seouls illegal shooting is too rampant. In recent years, South Korea has a high incidence of criminal cases of using stealth camera devices to steal photos.

According to the data released by the National Police Agency of South Korea, there were about 2400 criminal cases of poaching in South Korea in 2012, and it soared to 7623 in 2015. Through certain governance measures, the number dropped to 5185 in 2016, but rose to 6470 in 2017.

In order to prevent poaching in public toilets, the Seoul municipal government set up the post of female security officer in August 2016 to patrol public toilets and detect whether to install poaching equipment.

Camera agent

However, only 50 professional camera agents are responsible for inspecting more than 20000 public toilets in the city. Due to the shortage of hands, the frequency of inspection in each toilet is about once a month, or even longer.

According to the South Korean times, in South Korea, some video websites dedicated to sharing the content of poaching can obtain tens of millions of dollars of illegal income every year.

In addition, according to the current laws of South Korea, those who illegally shoot or distribute videos can be sentenced to up to five years imprisonment, but only about 5% of them will be convicted and jailed, and most of the offenders will only be sentenced to a fine or probation, which is also a major reason for the repeated prohibition of illegal shooting in recent years.

Since September 2 last year, the Seoul municipal government has added about 8000 camera agents. These personnel were originally responsible for cleaning and equipment maintenance of public toilets. In the future, they will be responsible for checking whether the toilets are equipped with stealth camera devices while completing their daily work.

Even so, there are 25540 public toilets in Seouls major subways, parks, community activity stations, sports venues, underground shopping malls, etc., and the supply-demand relationship is still slightly inadequate.

Second, the AI field in South Korea started late, and major enterprises are catching up with each other

At the beginning of last year, South Korea economic news analyzed the technological level of artificial intelligence (AI) in South Korea.

According to the report ICT Level Survey released by the Korea information and communication technology revitalization center, if the AI technology strength of the United States is set to the standard value of 100, then only 78.1 in Korea is lower than 81.9 in China.

The report points out that South Koreas AI competitiveness is relatively low, which is mainly related to the lack of attention paid by the South Korean government to AI.

South Korean government spending on AI research and development increased from 36.6 billion won in 2013 to 234.4 billion won in 2017. However, compared with 6 trillion won in China in 2017 and 1.2 trillion won in the United States in 2015, it is relatively small.

In 1990, the Korean government planned to invest 90 billion won in the field of AI speech recognition and automatic translation in seven years, but the actual investment was only 5.4 billion won.

At present, the Korean government has decided to expand its investment in AI. In May 2018, it released the Ai r & D strategy, decided to invest 2.2 trillion won in the field of AI in five years, and planned to set up six graduate schools specialized in AI by 2022.

The large-scale landing of AI products can undoubtedly be seen as the strategic support and practical measures of the Korean government for the development of AI industry.

After being impacted by Alpha dog, Korean enterprises began to reorganize the AI related institutions in a hurry, and quickly promoted the related technology research and development.

However, in addition to some enterprises such as Samsung Electronics and naver, most of them do not master the original AI technology, but rather stay in the stage of applying the AI technology developed by multinational enterprises such as Google to existing products.

The development of AI in South Korea has a long way to go.

Source: Lei Feng, editor in charge: Liao ziyao, nbjs10040