Latest threat assessment AI from DARPA: Insight

Posted on October 4th, 2010 Dan


The Pentagon’s been investing in super-powered surveillance for years now, and Darpa wants Insight to capitalize on the rapid growth in the recon field. The program will incorporate brand new spy cams, like ARGUS-IS, a 1.8 Gigapixel camera that tracks over 100 square miles in real time. And ongoing Darpa projects might be rolled into the Insight system too. The agency’s solicitation cites a handful, including the recently-launched PerSEAS, a program to design complex algorithms that can somehow spot threats based on little more than “weak evidence.”

Consider GUARD-DOG. Launched just six months ago, the program’s goal is to replace human interrogators with algorithms that can somehow understand and interpret the complexities of “real-world social networks
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