According to The New York Times, two groups of researchers working independently from each other, have come up with artificial intelligence software capable of "recognizing and describing" what it sees in photos and videos, to a "far greater accuracy than ever before." Samples here.
In the longer term, the new research may lead to technology that helps the blind and robots navigate natural environments. But it also raises chilling possibilities for surveillance.
During the past 15 years, video cameras have been placed in a vast number of public and private spaces. In the future, the software operating the cameras will not only be able to identify particular humans via facial recognition, experts say, but also identify certain types of behavior, perhaps even automatically alerting authorities.
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