Artificial Intelligence and Surveillance Will Inevitably Connect

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Pic: Quevaal (CC)

 The Atlantic‘s Alexis C. Madrigal has assembled five links that indicate artificial intelligence and surveillance will evolve hand in hand.

1. Surveillance by artificial intelligence… how else did we think law enforcement would process all that video footage?

“Artificial intelligence is already in use across surveillance networks around the world. At high security sites like prisons, nuclear facilities or government agencies, it’s commonplace for security systems to set up a number of rules-based alerts for their video analytics. So if an object on the screen (a person, or a car, for instance) crosses a designated part of the scene, an alert is passed on to the human operator. The operator surveys the footage, and works out if further action needs to be taken… BRS Labs’ AISight is different because it doesn’t rely on a human programmer to tell it what behaviour is suspicious. It learns that all by itself.”

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6 Comments on "Artificial Intelligence and Surveillance Will Inevitably Connect"

  1. I wouldnt call what they have now artificial intelligence yet, but its a step in that direction for sure. Autonomous systems doesnt imply intelligence. What they have is preprogrammed computer systems that look for what they are programmed to look for and flag it for further human analysis and nothing more. An artificial intelligence system would be able to see anything out of the ordinary and log it and report it or at least would notice it but they may program it not to care like in that show “Person of Interest.”

    • Woobniggurath | Apr 24, 2014 at 1:46 pm |

      Watson is pretty impressive, and that’s the friendly overt face. You don’t think they have an entity with emergent thought in a bunker somewhere? I do.

      • You missed another comment of mine in this thread. Yes they probably do. They hide everything else why not hide that?

  2. AI means Automatic Iterations right? If so then i’d probably agree with this as inevitable.

  3. BuzzCoastin | Apr 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm |

    ths convergence of ai & survailence
    started decades ago
    the fact that someone thinks it coming soon
    is the scary part of the story

    • You are probably right. They manage to keep alot of stuff secret and slowly release technology to the public after they already have a better replacement version of it as to make sure they always have the upper hand. So why wouldnt they keep the fact they have AI a secret as well, they certainly have the ability and resources to.

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