Many of us look forward to driverless cars and safer streets. Yet achieving both of these relies heavily on the use of video data and we may feel uncomfortable about images of ourselves being collected and perhaps misused. A Berlin-based tech start-up has developed a solution to solve this dilemma.
Established in 2017, brighter AI applies state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) to anonymize data collected by video and CCTV cameras.
It applies two levels of enabling technology. The first is neural networks. These use complex algorithms to behave similarly to the human brain in recognizing patterns in collected data, such as images, sounds or text. They learn from their analysis of this data to solve particular problems or understand certain patterns of behavior.
Neural networks need data to fuel them; often that data can be personal. However, the collection of personal data is problematic because it may lead to identifying private individuals, opening them to intrusion and potential abuse. This is where brighter AI’s “Deep Natural Anonymization Technology,” or DNAT, plays a crucial role.