Cees Snoek & Henri Bal receive grant for Real-Time Video AI
Video surveillance depends on expensive, daunting and error-prone manual inspection. Automation is challenging because activities of interest are rare, scenes are over-crowded, computing demands are humongous, and offloading to commercial label and compute services is blocked by privacy laws.
Snoek and Bal proposed a project that studies these research challenges by exploring computer vision by learning, using tactics less demanding in terms of labeled examples. This, together with new high-performance computing architectures that are scalable and secure in terms of their video processing capabilities. All research results will be integrated in a real-time video surveillance search engine for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
At Schiphol more than 3,500 cameras observe the facility. Its surveillance video streams are monitored 24/7 by a dozen security, customs and military police officers. The commercial, government and airport stakeholders in the project, Schiphol Nederland BV, KLM, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Customs, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Kingdom Relations, Dutch Railways, Robert Bosch BV and Griffid BV, have identified the need for a large-scale, high-performance video AI system that outperforms humans at a task for which automated industry solutions still provide poor results. To address the challenge of real-time video AI, the project provides funding for three PhD students and a software engineer.
The ADS Thesis Awards aim to promote excellence in Data Science and AI from students at BSc and Master level. The Awards are open to students from all Amsterdam-based knowledge institutes.
On the 22nd of September LAB42 will host its Grand Opening from 15:00 onwards. LAB42 is an international hub for developing talent in the fields of digital innovation and AI. The building is the result of a partnership between the UvA, the municipality of Amsterdam and the business sector.
The UvA Data Science Centre, part of the University Library, is pleased to host its second yearly Data Science Day on the 13th of October 2022.