Milestone Systems CEO Emphasizes Industry Collaboration for Responsible AI at ISC West

Milestone Systems held press meetings during the opening day of ISC West on balancing technology innovation and responsible AI.

Milestone Systems CEO Emphasizes Industry Collaboration for Responsible AI at ISC West

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LAS VEGAS — With momentum rapidly accelerating around artificial intelligence governance worldwide, Milestone Systems held press meetings during ISC West on balancing technology innovation and responsible AI.

As an early champion of digital rights protections, Milestone Systems signed the 2018 Copenhagen Letter urging stronger privacy safeguards during adoption of GDPR. Milestone Systems adopted the G7’s Code of Conduct on Artificial Intelligence last year — becoming the first video management software company to align with internationally recognized principles for responsible AI development and use.

“We view upcoming regulations as an opportunity to strengthen responsible technology practices that respect civil liberties and human rights,” says CEO Thomas Jensen in the company announcement. “True alignment requires collaboration between the private sector, policymakers, academia, and civil society. The decisions we all make today around responsible AI will impact generations to come.”

Milestone’s commitment to responsible AI includes researching societal implications, conducting internal testing, and monitoring products post-deployment. Furthermore, “we strive to integrate ethical considerations throughout the development process to ensure accountability,” the announcement says.

Security industry editors met Jensen to discuss the rise of responsible technology governance worldwide, and how the industry must work to achieve public trust given AI’s increasing ability to extract insights from security data. Topics included the critical role of human oversight in AI-assisted security systems.

Responsible AI Development and Use

“Right now, our industry has an urgent duty to take the lead in determining how AI technologies are developed to benefit society,” says Jensen. “Through dialogues such as these at ISC West, we aim to chart a principled path forward for video technology — one founded on safeguarding human rights.”

Milestone hosted these interviews on the heels of major regulatory moves such as the EU’s proposed AI Act seeking to curb harmful applications while enabling most beneficial use cases to flourish. The European Commission’s risk-based proposal categorizes AI systems based on their level of risk, with requirements and restrictions increasing accordingly.

The press meetings followed President Biden’s executive order signed in October 2022 that intends to manage AI’s risks and impacts. While the U.S. currently lacks comprehensive federal regulations, it is likely to follow the EU’s lead as pressure mounts to govern AI systems.

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