Rostec Turns Development of Behavioral Analysis into “Smart” Riot Surveillance System

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Rostec State Corporation is reportedly developing a new riot surveillance system that will include artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities running on cameras powered by biometrics, and the ability to search social media networks and others. publicly available data.

The project was reported by the Kommersant, who reportedly spoke with sources familiar with the matter.

According to the Russian publication, the National Center for Informatization (a subsidiary of Rostec) plans to deploy the new behavioral analysis surveillance system by the end of 2022.

Behavior analysis software is currently under development as part of the Safe City project, overseen by the Ministry of Emergency Situations. Many Safe City projects in Russia include facial recognition deployed on the same public surveillance cameras as the riot mitigation system developed by Rostec.

The ministry plans to spend 97 billion rubles ($ 1.3 billion) to deploy Safe City systems across Russia by 2030.

The Predictive and Analytical Modeling System of Mass Riots (PAM MB) methods are designed to anticipate such events, providing “enhanced analysis of the likelihood of mass riots and unauthorized public events”.

From a technical point of view, open source software is intended to predict the occurrence of riots and the dynamics of their development in the short term.

To do this, it will continuously analyze media posts, social media posts, data from intelligent video surveillance systems and public transport surveillance. Similar technology was recently deployed in China by Neusoft and Huawei.

In the event of an ongoing riot, the new system will analyze the number of participants in the rally, the behavior of the instigators, the direction of movement of the crowd, the number of victims and the number of police and national guards involved in ensuring order. .

Definitions potentially used by the system include “rally”, “political conflict”, “potential for protest”, “religious conflict” and “anti-police protests”, among others.

A draft methodology for the predictive and analytical model has been sent for approval to interested services and authorities and is currently awaiting approval.

The announcement of the new surveillance system comes weeks after Rostec confirmed the start of production of biometric systems for public land transport in Russia.

Articles topics

IA | behavioral analysis | biometrics | data collection | surveillance | Russia | smart cities | social media | video surveillance


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