Today, we are witnessing a multifaceted digital revolution with high-performance computing, broadband communication, sensing and artificial intelligence integrated in our daily human life. However, societies in the digital age became more complex and new vulnerabilities emerged with this borderless digital medium. Freedom and connectivity was the bright side of a digital age connecting cyber and physical worlds (e.g. IoT, UAV).
Unfortunately, a dark side is hidden away in the corners of the dark web where criminals and terrorist organization exploited such tools for malicious purposes. Recent years have witnessed high-profile security challenges on major occidental cities in e.g. France, UK, Belgium and USA such that law enforcement agencies are confronted to extreme situations. Crime organizations are getting networked with international constellations for a more organized planning and execution of the threats using the newest technologies.
In this talk, Nadia presented a few results from her research on how these trends will impact towards safe and secure societies by involving smart sensing and machine intelligence. Example applications on surveillance, security and disaster management will be provided for illustration of the impact of this next generation ICT.