Malaysia testing ‘artificial intelligence’ to monitor prisoners

A police station in Malaysia has a new system that can detect if inmates get into a fight or try to escape by using new video analysis techniques. The Smart Lock-Up system analyses footage from surveillance cameras in cells, corridors and along the prison’s perimeter, detecting behaviour like climbing, loitering, fighting, suicide attempts and vandalism. It then locates sends an alert to the authorities. The system is based on artificial intelligence, using “gait analysis” to teach a computer to analyse human motion and behaviour, Ahmad Helmi Abdul Halim, Senior Director of Corporate Market Strategy, MIMOS told GovInsider. The system was developed by MIMOS, the national ICT research agency, and the Royal Malaysian Police. The Police are now testing it at a lock-up in Kuala Lumpur’s Jinjang Police Station. If proven…


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