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Military Integrates Human Brainwaves Into Threat Detection System

The military has been looking into securing borders with automated surveillance systems, but the cameras and computers have trouble distinguishing between terrorists and coyotes — so a new project uses the most powerful visual threat analysis engine available: the human brain.

Computer vision is growing more powerful and useful every year: it powers autonomous cars, facial recognition in cameras, and many other practical applications. But a false positive on a camera's smile shutter isn't a big deal, while a false positive along a contested border could cause great expense or even armed conflict.

Source: NBC News. Read full article. (link)

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