Most cameras record video without filter, it causes privacy concern from the public. Furthermore, those records contain enormous raw data which is hard to use in smart city applications. ASTRI has developed a customized DNN accelerator to be embedded in smart cameras for smart city applications that contains face detection and object recognition with privay protection by blurring the face.
The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong's competitiveness through applied research. ASTRI’s core R&D competence in various areas is grouped under five Technology Divisions: AI and Big Data Analytics; Communications; Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies; Integrated Circuits and Systems; and IoT and Sensors. It is applied across five core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, Intelligent Manufacturing, Digital Health, and Application Specific Integrated Circuits.