Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing the future of business security and current trends in the security industry. This week, we want to go more in-depth and take a look at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently affecting the industry and how it will shape the future of the security industry.
We briefly mentioned AI earlier this month in our blog on the Latest Security Topics and Trends, but you might not know the unique history behind the phenomenon, which dates all the way back to the 1940’s. The technology has great potential to disrupt every industry, including business security.
Artificial Intelligence In The Physical Security Industry
World War ll brought together many brilliant minds. Two of them being Alan Turing, a mathematician and a neurologist, Grey Walter. They would meet at a dining club, the Ratio Club, to discuss the obstacles scientists faced regarding intelligent machines. Suspicions (and fears) of intelligent machines turning on us, their creators, began almost immediately after the idea began to spread.
By the early 1970’s, funding began to run out for AI as no real advances were being made. In 1981, AI’s commercial value started to be realized and attracted new investments. Then, in 1997, supercomputer, Deep Blue won against the world’s best chess player and some mark this as the point when AI “came of age.” Then:
- Roomba hit the shelves in 2002 and was the first commercially successful robot in homes.
- Mobile phones were enabled with speech recognition in 2008
- Dance robots and self-driving cars are the norm
- Not to mention Sophia
Click here to read a more in-depth timeline of AI from BBC.
How does AI translate to the physical security industry though? Drones and robots can be equipped with onboard AI, access control systems with super-human facial recognition capabilities, and more are beginning to be embraced and implemented in the physical security industry.
AI is powered by processing data, so data needs to exist for AI to exist. The security industry provides a lot of data to be analyzed and will create many opportunities for AI to be integrated into security solutions. But, we won’t see a complete disruption of AI or IoT in the near future though. Tried and true technologies, like video surveillance and access control, are still commonplace and still set the standard for securing your business or commercial property.
The most exciting part? We’re just on the frontier of these exciting tech trends. The best is yet to come. But don’t worry, the complete domination of AI is far away. Stay updated on the latest news regarding the security industry by keeping an eye on our weekly blog.