This is one of those stories where I can’t help but to shake my head. Has Hollywood taught us nothing?

From CNET:

Computer software programmed to detect and report illicit behavior could eventually replace the fallible humans who monitor surveillance cameras.

The U.S. government has funded the development of so-called automatic video surveillance technology by a pair of Carnegie Mellon University researchers who disclosed details about their work this week — including that it has an ultimate goal of predicting what people will do in the future.

“The main applications are in video surveillance, both civil and military,” Alessandro Oltramari, a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon who has a Ph.D. from Italy’s University of Trento, told CNET yesterday.

Insert requisite Skynet joke here.

Still, I’m fairly certain this will do a better job than the TSA. Call is a hunch.

Queue the privacy advocates losing their shit in 3…2…

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