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A paper (PDF) the researchers presented this week at the Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense, and Security conference outside of Washington, D.C. -- today's sessions are reserved only for attendees with top secret clearances -- says their system aims "to approximate human visual intelligence in making effective and consistent detections."

Their Army-funded research, Oltramari and Lebiere claim, can go further than merely recognizing whether any illicit activities are currently taking place. It will, they say, be capable of "eventually predicting" what's going to happen next.


Creepy, but more of this and less super aircraft carriers.

yay Reamde!

I wonder if "The Machine" is what many people think is actually possible with today's technology.

It has to be true! I saw it in a movie, Eagle Eye.

BTW, what it is about Jonathan and Christopher Nolan that either of them know how to deliver engaging content that people just *love*.

from Wikipedia:

"According to CBS, Person of Interest received the highest test ratings of any drama pilot in 15 years,[6] what one CBS executive called "crazy broad appeal you don't usually see," prompting CBS to move CSI, which was broadcast on Thursday for over 10 years, to Wednesday, opening up a slot for Person of Interest.[7] The pilot episode won its time slot, drawing 13.2 million viewers.[8] On October 25, 2011, the show received a 22 episode full season order. The order was later increased to 23 episodes.[9]"

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