In den letzten Tagen des alten Jahres 2011 ist mein erster peer-review Artikel ‘The thinking eye is only half the story: High-level semantic video surveillance‘1 im Special Issue ‘Revisiting the surveillance camera revolution: Issues of governance and public policy‘ im Journal Information Polity erschienen.
An increase in video surveillance systems, paired with increased inquiry for efficiency, leads to the need of systems which are able to process and interpret video data automatically. These systems have been referred to as ‘algorithmic video surveillance’, ‘smart CCTV’, or ‘second generation CCTV surveillance’. This paper differentiates and focuses on ‘high-level semantic video surveillance’ by referring to two case studies: Facial Expression Recognition and Automated multi-camera event recognition for the prevention of bank robberies. Once in operation these systems are obscure, therefore, the construction process of high-level semantic VS is scrutinized on the basis of a ‘technology in the making’ approach.
Im Editorial2 des Journals wird mein Artikel vorgestellt:
Christoph Musik’s article, ‘The Thinking Eye is Only Half the Story: High-level Semantic Video Surveillance’, looks at the evolution of the technological capabilities of surveillance systems, especially in relation to the need to interpret video images quickly and accurately. Two case studies are examined in detail – ‘facial expression recognition’ and ‘automated multi-camera event recognition for the prevention of bank robberies’ – through which he demonstrates how the computerization of video surveillance is leading to a ‘second generation’ of ‘intelligent’ systems. As Musik notes, ‘the thinking eye is only half the story’ and such developments raise issues about the design of these systems and who shapes their intelligence, and consequently their use.
- Musik, Christoph (2011): The thinking eye is only half the story: High-level semantic video surveillance. Information Polity 16/4: 339-353.
- Revisiting the surveillance camera revolution: Issues of governance and public policy. Introduction to part one of the Special Issue. Information Polity 16/4: 297-301