Ambient.ai
Ambient.ai spots changes to what it identifies as normal human behaviour to speed up responses to incidents

DEALS | AI building security gets human touch

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Karl Tomusk

Security systems that understand human behaviour remove both hours of manual work and false alarms, startup Ambient.ai has said after raising $52m.

Seeking to replace reactive, manual security, Ambient.ai processes and analyses video feeds at scale to automatically find incidents that need a response – such as falls and other medical issues, perimeter breaches or weapon detection.

What sets it apart, according to co-founder and CEO Shikhar Shrestha, is the platform’s ability to understand human context.

By identifying and responding to unexpected changes to human behaviour, Ambient.ai claims to cut false alarms by 99%.

Shrestha said: “To date, video analytics solutions detect motion and identify objects but fail to improve security operations because they cannot understand the context of human behaviours in a scene, severely limiting the capabilities of these analytics to generate situational awareness.”

The company raised $52m in venture funding led by Silicon Valley VC firm a16z.


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