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Posted on 08/09/2012 1:39:59 PM PDT by neverdem
NYPD unveils new $40 million super computer system that uses data from network of cameras, license plate readers and crime reports
Domain Awareness System is a joint venture between city and Microsoft. Commissioner Ray Kelly says system is able to access information through live video feeds and allow cops to get reading on radioactive substances
New York Daily News; Photos by Bryan Smith
The NYPD is starting to look like a flashy, forensic crime TV show thanks to a new super computer system unveiled Wednesday near Wall St.
The Domain Awareness System designed by the NYPD and Microsoft Corp. uses data from a network of cameras, radiation detectors, license plate readers and crime reports, officials said.
Were not your mom and pop police department anymore, Mayor Bloomberg crowed. We are in the next century. We are leading the pack.
The system, which cost somewhere between $30 and $40 million to develop, could also help pay for itself with the city expecting to earn 30% of the profits on Microsoft sales to other citys and countries, Bloomberg said.
The joint venture began when the NYPD approached Microsoft about the effort, officials said.
Cops were involved with the programmers throughout the process, earning the city its cut of the proceeds.
Officials declined to predict how much the citys share of the system could be worth.
For years, weve been stovepiped as far as databases are concerned, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Now, everything that we have about an incident, an event, an individual comes together on that workbench, so its one-stop shopping for investigators.
Using the new system, investigators will be able to access information through live video feeds and could potentially see who left a suspicious package behind just moments later, Kelly said.
The system will also allow cops to get a reading on radioactive substances, and determine if it is naturally occurring, some kind of weapon or a harmless isotope used in medical treatments.
We can track where a car associated with a murder suspect is currently located and where its been over the past several days, weeks or months, Kelly said. This is a system developed by police officers for police officers.
The system will also check license plate numbers to a watch list and alert investigators if a match is detected and quickly pull up crime reports, arrests and warrants on a suspect.
The system has some civil liberties advocates warning of Big Brother type surveillance.
We fully support the police using technology to combat crime and terrorism, but law-abiding New Yorkers should not end up in a police database every time they walk their dog, go to the doctor, or drive around Manhattan, said New York Civil Liberties Union Associate Legal Director Chris Dunn.
hahaha. life is good!
So, it won’t even begin to work right until SP-2 comes out in a year or so....
I realize this will help with bombs and terrorism but I can't help thinking its going to be abused to harass average citizens for any little offense or to invade people's privacy.
maybe they need that computer from the program called person of interest.
EEK they’ll beusing it to see if people are eating food with salt, having big soda’s, getting a bath with bath salts and any other crap this commie turd wants .
No one will ever have a Big Gulp.
Stalkers will no longer need to leave the house!
Burglars will just look for luggage laden vehicles leaving town for the weekend and trace them back to the residence.
The possibilities are endless!
Needs human chess pieces, electric golf carts, and people riding around on pennyfarthings.
Has anyone seen the TV show ‘Person of Interest?
Never miss it...
When is Bloomie going to have his number come up and become a person of interest?
Colossus: The Forbin Project is a 1970 American science fiction thriller film. It is based upon the 1966 novel Colossus, by Dennis Feltham Jones, about a massive American defense computer, named Colossus, becoming sentient and deciding to assume control of the world.
It goes without saying, this thread needs this quote:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
You are being watched. The government has a secret system, a Machine, that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the Machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything: salt, smoking, Big Gulps, feeding formula to babies. Crimes a rational government once considered irrelevant. They now act, so I decided I would focus on even more irrelevant crimes like cheating at the Times Sunday crossword. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You'll never find us. But, victim or perpetrator, if your number's up, we'll find you.
(Hopefully Bloomberg doesn't read that or his Stasi will be picking through recycling bins to find whether the crossword puzzle has enough crossouts for your skill level.)
My first thought. Only show I can watch reruns and not get bored.
Another reason to stay out of cities.