Artificial Intelligence and IoT in focus at Future Security Summit

The 21st edition of Intersec in 2019 coincided with the launch of the three-day Intersec Future Security Summit. In the spotlight were Future Foresight on Security and Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things (IoT) and Intelligent Systems were also among the central themes on the first day.

Martin Gren, Co-Founder of Axis Communications, and the inventor of the world’s first IP-Network camera, was among the headline speakers today, offering his view on the future of the global security industry.

“We see security needs increasing and new applications are enabled by new and complementing technologies,” said Gren, adding that while AI has shown tremendous improvements over the last few years, it’s still at an early stage.  

“Everyone expects to see industry disruption from AI and Deep Learning, and this is an area that Axis are heavily investing in, but I think the true benefits are still several years away. Instead you will see AI help with regular basic algorithms, and personally, I think the market for audio is going to move from analog to IP as it’s still currently 98 percent analog.”

Gren said the Middle East and the UAE in particular have always been an innovator in security and security technologies, on account of the region having limited exposure to traditional analog technologies.

“The Middle East was an early adopter of technology, and I think the UAE has shown a scale and willingness to invest that is much stronger than most other countries,” continued Gren.  “This has given a modern, and upgraded, network of smart and intelligent systems that is quite unique.”

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