Soon Security Cameras Will Be Predicting Your Next Move

As if the prospect of being watched by security cameras wasn't unsettling enough, they may not only be watching you. Computerised surveillance software currently under development will also let them predict what you're about to do.

The project, funded by the US government and being worked on by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, ultimately aims to make humans obsolete when it comes to parsing security camera footage. By using technology similar to that used in Microsoft's Kinect and Google's self-driving cars, the cameras are getting better and better at spotting and identifying certain objects. The step the researchers are on now, is creating a "cognitive engine" so that a computer can decide whether or not those objects are misbehaving and whether or not they are about to.

According to the researchers involved, this technology could be applied to both military and civilian situations, like watching for someone in an airport who is suspiciously leaving a package somewhere. Obviously, a computers advantage over humans here is that a computer can watch everything all at once. The creepy side-effect, however, is that a computer can watch everything all at once, including you.

The project isn't complete yet, but it seems to be coming along swimmingly though some of the conferences regarding the tech are reserved for those with top secret clearance. It's only a matter of time, everyone. Skynet is incoming. [CNET]

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    I'm all for it, Its pretty simple, dont be doing anyting stupid, you wont have any problem.

    This could be great. Finally the world will be ruled by good people who just want to get on with their life and make society a better place. The people who steal, cheat, and selfishly take from society will be on the back foot.

      And the innocent people who want to light up a joint will be thrown in a cage because of these stupid f**cking cameras. In the end it's gonna do more damage than good because if I decide to protest i'm going to be on their watch list for many years, they'll find any excuse to lock me away.

      Does this sound absurd to you? Here in the United States a man was arrested by the FBI because he posted a long message via Facebook about how the government is corrupt and dominating. This is all because of the National Defense Authorization Act which they can indefinitely detain something without trial or cause, meaning anyone against the system is now labeled a "terrorst".

      These cameras will only constrict peoples rights more & more until we have no rights at all.

      Welcome to the New World Order, you are free to do what THEY tell you.

    If this is combined with a true A.I., we'll soon have demand for computer psychologists. Now that's innovation.

    Oh this will be fun. Epic Camera trolling across the planet :P

    Get them for the boardroom and parliament, that's where the real crime is. Junkies snatching handbags is only the visible crime. Window dressing for a blind society to the real criminals.

    Soon a hacker will bring all these technology together and build a robot that could bring the world into crisis

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