DARPA Looking To Develop Intelligent Cameras

DARPA, the experimental research arm of the United States Department of Defense is looking to create smart cameras that possess visual intelligence.

DARPA, the experimental research arm of the United States Department of Defense, is looking to create smart cameras that possess visual intelligence.

Their goal is to develop a system that can both recognize objects, and tell a story about them.

Wired reports:

State-of-the-art cameras can already recognize objects — the “nouns” of cognition. What Darpa wants is the verb: “To add the perceptual and cognitive underpinnings for recognizing and reasoning … enabling a more complete narrative of action in the visual experience.”

Darpa’s end goal is a “smart camera” that can report back on war-zone activity with the same detail a trained human operative could offer. Or, perhaps, replace those troublesome reporters?

DARPA Press Release: The Mind’s Eye

Wired: “Darpa Wants Self-Guiding, Storytelling Cameras”


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