They Wanna Replace Us With Robots

March 22, 2010 discussion, lead

From: Wired Magazine

This takes the VJ debate to a whole new level.

According to Wired Magazine, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is trying to build a robotic camera system that can actually comment on what it sees. No more problems with personal bias – this robot will tell it like it is.

“In the past few months, they’ve launched projects to create a real-life C3PO and a surveillance system to pinpoint threats in heaps of visual data. Now, the agency wants artificial intelligence-powered cameras that can recognize objects — and then tell a story about them.”

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