Interview with keynote speaker Garik Markarian, CEO and Founder of Rinicom Ltd

Interview with keynote speaker Garik Markarian, CEO and Founder of Rinicom Ltd

During the 1st NOTIONES Conference, which took place on June 15th, 2022, SYNYO interviewed Mr Garik Markarian, CEO and Founder of Rinicom Ltd., UK.

During the interview, Mr Markarian emphasized that technology is far ahead of current regulations and laws. This gap creates a situation, in which beneficial technologies cannot be legally utilized to aid law enforcement agencies. Examples include restrictions on drone usage, jammer deployment to counter illegal drones, and the requirement of human supervision for AI applications.

The interview highlighted that NOTIONES generates valuable recommendations but is limited to providing analysis and suggestions. Mr Markarian stressed the importance of implementing these recommendations beyond the project’s lifespan to prevent valuable insights from being forgotten or ignored. In this context he suggested that for the project to have a lasting impact, efforts must be made to incorporate its outcomes into regulations and laws. This requires a collaborative approach from researchers and the commission. The project has the potential to live beyond its funding period, but it requires active effort to ensure its findings are integrated into new proposals and standards.

Mr Markarian outlined also the need for cooperation between academics, researchers, and law enforcement agencies. Such collaboration is crucial for the future, and events like the conference are instrumental in fostering this cooperation. Understanding and teamwork between these groups can lead to innovative results and advancements.

In the conference, the keynote speaker highlighted a crucial issue: emerging technologies are advancing much faster than current regulations, creating challenges in fully leveraging these technologies for law enforcement, such as in drone usage and AI supervision. He pointed out that without the NOTIONES project, progress in society would stagnate, as the project provides essential recommendations for improvement. However, these suggestions are only valuable if they are implemented beyond the project’s duration. To ensure the project’s long-term impact, there is a need to embed its outcomes into actual regulations and laws, requiring a joint effort from researchers and policymakers.

To conclude the speaker emphasized the critical role of collaboration between academics, researchers, and law enforcement agencies. This cooperation, according to him, is vital for future advancements, as well as events like the conference play a significant role in promoting such partnerships, leading to innovative solutions in technology and law enforcement integration.


Author(s): SYNYO GmbH