Healthy surveillance

“Healthy surveillance”: Designing a concept for privacy-preserving mask recognition AI in the age of pandemics

  • Date: 30.06.2020
  • The trade-off between personal data protection and AI performance is an exciting field of research. In the ongoing fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, many governments have recommended—or even obliged—their citizens to wear masks as an effective countermeasure. In an interdisciplinary, cross-institute (IISM, KSRI and SECUSO) work, Niklas Kühl, Dominik Martin, Clemens Wolff, and Melanie Volkamer show what a data protection-friendly mask recognition video system could look like.