Skip to comments.New surveillance cameras will use computer eyes to find 'pre crimes' by detecting suspicious
Posted on 06/07/2012 8:28:58 AM PDT by ColdOne
New surveillance cameras will use computer eyes to find 'pre crimes' by detecting suspicious behaviour and calling for guards
In its latest project BRS Labs is to install its devices on the transport system in San Francisco, which includes buses, trams and subways.
The company says will put them in 12 stations with up to 22 cameras in each, bringing the total number to 288.
The cameras will be able to track up to 150 people at a time in real time and will gradually build up a memory of suspicious behaviour to work out what is suspicious.
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Like the Tom Cruise movie ?
They need to put a bunch of those cameras in Parliament, ASAP.
Once again, the truth comes from foreign media, since the hacks here in the U.S. won’t report it.
Groups of pranksters will probably get great sport out of “punking the camera” and bringing out the bobbies, with little or no actual crime being planned.
How do the programmers determine suspicious behavior?
Just one of the long line of incremental steps to what some call Orwell’s 1984. Capture, recognition, identification, pre-cognition. Eventually, the system will progress to indictment, trial and conviction/sentencing in one fell digital-swoop....future looks so bright, I gotta wear shades /s
They are putting similar things in here in the US, including things which bark out orders.
“Person of Interest” brought to life.
But with no John Reese to intercede and deter the greater conspiracy behind the perpetuators.
And will they turn them off when it is proven that they are hitting on illegals, blacks and progressive liberals?
They’re going to call actual human guards? Why can’t we just have electronic police, judges, juries, and firing squads so that the unpredictable nature of humans is completely eliminated? I’d feel much safer in a world like that.
"The truly paranoid are clever enough to not act paranoid."
What will it decide when it looks at people wearing “hoodies”......
I can forsee a “minority sensitivity training program” being ordered by the courts in this computers future....
Perhaps the computer system will be invited to the Whitehouse for a “Beer Summit”.....
“You’re not paranoid if they really are out to get you.”
“The thought police would get him just the same. He had committed—would have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper—the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.”
They’ll have THX 1138 robot police instead!
In my best Ron White voice...
“That’s profiling......... and profiling is WRONG!”
These cameras will be racist.
“They are putting similar things in here in the US, including things which bark out orders.”
They already have those kinds of cameras in the UK. If they see you doing something wrong or acting in a suspicious manner the officer operating the camera will give you a verbal warning to stop whatever you are doing. Using computers will now automate the process.
The UK will soon be issuing speeding tickets to drivers using satellites in space.
I expect to see this happen in the USA soon. Where the UK goes the USA soon follows.
If the pranksters are really good at street theatre, they might get some cool you tube moments. Get out the fake blood and rubber knives, let’s audition for the show.
But they will probably make ‘punking the camera’ a crime.
About time. Time to link this together with real time GPS databases.
Maybe a shutoff switch should be wired into all humans at birth??
The suspicious ones could just be turned if they start thinking wrong thoughts.
The world would be so much safer.
Chances are the street theater actors will not desist when the real guns show up.
What was comedy becomes tragedy.
There will be much call volume for the hoodie crowd.
Hopefully, the British blokes will figure out how to launch a burning tyre into space.
Only a matter of time until a roboguard warns a couple of German Shepherds or Great Danes to knock it off, then out come the cops.
I could just see Brits joining together to fundraise to have a satellite built (and have it launched by SpaceX) to Gatso the traffic satellite! ROFLMAO!!!
Who will tell the computer what is suspicious? Remember; Garbage in/Garbage out.
There are some people who consider San Fransisco to be part of the U.S., but I see your point.
All these futuristic electronic gizmos don’t frighten me. At the rate the ‘one’ is going there won’t be any power to run them and all will collapse. I’m looking forward to the big crash. Maybe it will put a stop to all the progressive plans for awhile.
Maybe to be more efficient we can have “pre convictions”.
Make everyone do a little time in childhood as credit against future jail time.
That way we can better control the size of the prison population. Smooth out the curve, so to say.
>Make everyone do a little time in childhood as credit against future jail time.
What do you think Public School is?
Or, I suppose you could say that’s for the crime of having been born.
I think those sticks have cattle prods on the ends of them. Kinda like the tasers of today!
If this ever comes to my area I will make it a priority to be arrested 365 consecutive days for absolutely nothing.
They have bobbies in San Francisco?
That’s sort of what I thought. Somehow robots with long sticks seem scarier than ones with taser guns, however. This reminds me of something, it’s not a quote it’s a lyric:
You think you’ve private lives, think nothing of the kind. There is no true escape, I’m watching all the time. I’m made of metal. My circuits gleam. I am perpetual. I keep the country clean.
The discussion veered off into what Britain is doing now.
This sounds like it’s way more ambitious than the capabilities of the equipment available. Computer vision even in advanced military applications is still very crude. The brain is vastly underestimated, IMHO. It works better to hire a grunt at $16 an hour to sit and stare at the screen and that’s probably what this thing will turn out to be, the computer vision claims notwithstanding.
Actually, I stumbled across a vid on YouTube where Rachel Madcow was questioning this same ‘pre-crime’ bit and even linked it to the idea of unlimited ‘detention’—without charges, indictment, or trial, much less conviction of an actual crime. When the Libs are starting to run scared of the monster they have created, you know it is bad.
Yes, even the lib media was talking about this crap.
Those lyrics are prescient in light of the computer technology we have today. Think of it as an electronic pan-opticon.
I consider THX 1138 to be prophetic in regards to the cattle prods on sticks which are the tazers of today. And we have cops that act more like robots than human beings.