Data Brief

Trends in AI Research for the Visual Surveillance of Populations

Ashwin Acharya

Max Langenkamp

James Dunham

January 2022

Progress in artificial intelligence has led to growing concern about the capabilities of AI-powered surveillance systems. This data brief uses bibliometric analysis to chart recent trends in visual surveillance research — what share of overall computer vision research it comprises, which countries are leading the way, and how things have varied over time.

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