Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

C. Lachner, Z. Mann, S. Dustdar:
"Towards Understanding the Adaptation Space of AI-Assisted Data Protection for Video Analytics at the Edge";
Talk: 2nd International Workshop on Efficient Artificial Intelligence for Edge Computing (EAI) in conjunction with IEEE ICDCS 2021 - Online Conference, Washington DC, USA; 2021-07-07 - 2021-07-10; in: "Proceedings of the IEEE 41st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops (ICDCSW 2021)", IEEE, (2021), ISBN: 978-1-6654-4933-5; 7 - 12.

English abstract:
Edge computing facilitates the deployment of distributed AI applications, capable of processing video data in real time. AI-assisted video analytics can provide valuable information and benefits in various domains. Face recognition, object detection, or movement tracing are prominent examples enabled by this technology. However, such mechanisms also entail threats regarding privacy and security, for example if the video contains identifiable persons. Therefore, adequate data protection is an increasing concern in video analytics. AI-assisted data protection mechanisms, such as face blurring, can help, but are often computationally expensive. Additionally, the heterogeneous hardware of end devices and the time-varying load on edge services need to be considered. Therefore, such systems need to adapt to react to changes during their operation, ensuring that conflicting requirements on data protection, performance, and accuracy are addressed in the best possible way. Sound adaptation decisions require an understanding of the adaptation options and their impact on different quality attributes. In this paper, we identify factors that can be adapted in AI-assisted data protection for video analytics using the example of a face blurring pipeline. We measure the impact of these factors using a heterogeneous edge computing hardware testbed. The results show a large and complex adaptation space, with varied impacts on data protection, performance, and accuracy.

edge computing, fog computing, artificial intelligence, data protection, anonymization, face blurring, Video Analytics Pipeline

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