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