Surveillance

Military Integrates Human Brainwaves Into Threat Detection System

Basically, people become part of a graphics processor, which means we'll be good for something after the robots take over

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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.

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