Add “Security” to the List of Practical AI Applications for Industry
As we continue our 2023 research into the practical applications of AI in heavy industry, the innovative company Knightscope caught our eye, conjuring up fond memories of the old Knight Rider TV show.
That popular early 1980s series featured Michael Knight, a sleek and modern crime fighter assisted by KITT, an advanced, artificially intelligent, self-aware, and nearly indestructible Pontiac.
And once again 2023 reality is fulfilling the sci-fi dreams of the previous century, with the advent of Knightscope. Human/AI collaboration is taking site security best practices, indoors and outdoors, to new heights in 2023. And while security robots available today aren’t as massive as a wise-cracking Pontiac, they are certainly up to new heights. And weights.
K5 Heavy Duty Security Robot: It’s Not Your Grandfather’s R2D2
With a top speed of 3 mph, a weight of 398 lbs, and versatile terrain capability for both outdoor and indoor use, the Knightscope K5 stands on guard impressively at 33.5 inches wide, 62.5 inches tall, and 36 inches long. It embodies the essence of an advanced, force-multiplying physical deterrent, enhancing your security team’s capacity to protect your workforce.
Knightscope’s mobile Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) are a remarkable fusion of self-driving technology, robotics, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and electric vehicles. These cutting-edge robots act as extra eyes, ears, and even a voice on the ground, capable of simultaneous operation in multiple locations.
Their mission? To fortify security in the places where it’s needed most. Let’s delve into the world of Knightscope and their pioneering ASRs, exploring how these innovative machines are transforming the landscape of security and surveillance.
Workaholic AI Security That Never Sleeps
The advantages of robot security guards compared to traditional human-dependent security teams are significant:
- Superhuman Capabilities: Robot security guards possess superhuman capabilities that make them highly effective in fighting crime.
- 24/7 Availability: Unlike humans, they can work tirelessly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year without complaint.
- No Need for Sleep: These robots don’t require sleep, ensuring constant vigilance even during nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Physical Deterrence: They serve as physical deterrents to illicit activities, helping to prevent crimes from occurring. At nearly 400 pounds and 62” tall, they rival large K9s for discouraging interlopers at the job site, with the judgmental advantage of artificial intelligence that even the best-trained K9 guard dog just can’t match.
- Force Multipliers: Robot security guards complement your existing security team, enhancing their effectiveness. Regardless of the physical size of the human security personnel, the robot guards are the perfect “size equalizers” to prevent physical confrontations with extra-large perpetrators.
- Threat Detection: They are skilled at identifying known threats, including terminated employees, criminal trespassers, and potential domestic abusers.
These state-of-the-art features make robot security guards a powerful asset in enhancing security and protecting against various threats that may disrupt company operations.
Meet K5, Knightscope’s Outdoor Robot Patrol
The Knightscope K5, an unassuming yet highly capable mobile robot, brings to mind the beloved R2D2 from the iconic Star Wars franchise, only sleeker, taller, and even more advanced than the now rather primitive George Lucas creation.
Designed for outdoor use and operating autonomously 24/7, including self-recharging without human intervention, the K5 has amassed over 2 million hours of invaluable security experience in the field.
Ideal for safeguarding expansive outdoor spaces, it seamlessly weathers the harsh winters of the Northeast and the sweltering summers of the South. By integrating the Knightscope Security Operations Center user interface, you gain not only additional eyes and ears but also a commanding voice in the realm of security. That’s a far superior deterrent to trespassers than the frantic beeps of old R2D2.
With a top speed of 3 mph, a weight of 398 lbs, and versatile terrain capability for both outdoor and indoor use, the K5 stands at 33.5 inches wide, 62.5 inches tall, and 36 inches long. It embodies the essence of an advanced, force-multiplying physical deterrent, enhancing your security team’s capacity to protect the places where people work, study, and visit.
AI for security is an intriguing concept but the AI industry in general is about to go exponential in this decade. Literally from impressive billions in 2022 revenue to trillions within the next 10 years.
AI’s Astounding Ascent: Four Innovative Companies Leading the Charge
The AI market is undergoing a remarkable transformation, teetering on the precipice of a colossal leap, and we’re not talking quantum leaps here. This AI tech is out there now, operating on the existing conventional cloud computing infrastructure.
Projections from Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) suggest that the AI market, which stood at $40 billion in 2022, is on the cusp of an astonishing ascent to $1.3 trillion within the next decade. This staggering growth trajectory, estimated at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42%, underscores the vast potential of artificial intelligence, a field with the power to reshape industries and revolutionize the way we live and work. (Source: Benzinga)
As this seismic shift unfolds, heavy industry companies are delving deeper into the realm of AI. Four pioneering companies that are riding the crest of this transformative wave, poised for substantial expansion according to the Benzinga report are:
- AITX- Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc. (RAD Robotic Assistance Devices)
- OPRA- The popular Opera Browser with ChatGPT and Aria
- SYM- Symbotic- AI robotics set to revolutionize the warehouse industry.
- KSCP- Knightscope robotic AI security
These leading-edge AI companies, each one wielding unique approaches to harnessing AI’s capabilities, are creating ripples across diverse business sectors, promising innovation and progress that will resonate for years to come.
Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc. (AITX) and its subsidiary, Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), currently occupy the vanguard of AI-driven security and productivity solutions. A pivotal moment arrived on September 6, 2023, when they made a groundbreaking announcement, sending shockwaves through the industry and showcasing their impressive strides in innovation.
In Q2 of 2022, RAD achieved an extraordinary milestone by securing orders for 155 devices, marking an exceptional 343% surge compared to the preceding quarter. This surge in demand stands as a testament to AITX’s dedication to revolutionizing security, as well as corporate interest in enhancing the human workforce.
Steve Reinharz, CEO of AITX and RAD, expressed his elation, stating, “All engines are firing, and this RAD rocket has entered a new orbit. I am thrilled to share these incredible results with our investor community.”
With AI’s influence expanding at an unprecedented rate, these pioneers are set to make waves and propel us into a future where artificial intelligence becomes an integral part of our daily lives.
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