Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New software that predicts when laws are about to be broken

A artificial intelligence system that connects to surveillance cameras to predict when people are about to commit a crime is under development, funded by the U.S. military.
The software, dubbed Mind's Eye, recognizes human activities seen on CCTV and uses algorithms to predict what the targets might do next - then notify the authorities.

The signals the AI can recognize - characterized by verbs including ‘walk’, ‘run’, ‘carry’, ‘pick-up’, ‘haul’, ‘follow’, and ‘chase’, among others - cover basic action types which are then set in context to see whether they constitute suspicious behavior.

Shey this technology can be rolled out in Nigeria *thinking*. Well we now have CCTV Cameras in Lagos mega city :).

The device is expected to be used at airports, bus and train stations.