video analysis software being developed at London's Kingston University for predicting human behaviour in CCTV surveillance systems.

Cromatica is using motion detection and other, more sophisticated analysis techniques to identify behavioural patterns of the people being recorded by surveillance cameras.

Systems like Cromatica can be very simple and still be rather effective. They just have to present the camera image to some human surveiller as soon as they detect something unusual happening. This could be a general higher level of motion in the video stream (indicating a possible fight), an object (human) moving some other way as all the other people, or an unattended object that wasn't there before (indicating a possible bomb, or just a forgotten bag).

As video tracking techniques evolve, we will see (or be seen by) rather scary things...

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