Shop lifting detection

New AI camera spots thieves before they steal

It’s watching, and knows a crime is about to take place before it happens.Vaak, a Japanese start-up, has developed artificial intelligence (AI) software that hunts for potential shoplifters, using footage from security cameras for fidgeting, restlessness and other potentially suspicious body language.While AI is usually envisioned as a smart personal assistant or self-driving car, it turns out the technology is pretty good at spotting nefarious behaviour.

5 March 2019