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Renowned Pentagon tech-tomfoolery agency DARPA has announced a new plan to create mighty artificial intelligences. The so-called "Deep Learning" machines will be used to trawl through petabytes of video from robot aircraft prowling the skies - initially, apparently, seeking out threatening horses and cows. According to DARPA …

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Happy

".. in various poses, orientations and sizes.."

I have trouble identifying some people's orientation. Especially people of certain sizes in certain poses.

Not sure I would have any better success with horses or cows..

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Death to all Cowboys

It's obviously a war on horse rustlers, cattle worriers, bushwhackers and other Bush supporters.

Good to see DARPA doing their bit for the new regime.

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M7S
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Coat

Camels as well?

Perhaps in the deep desert, the good guys can use Dromedaries and the baddies Bactrian, or somesuch to help tell them apart at a distance. (Its the same with some humans, the only way you can tell them apart is some have one lump at the front and some have two:)

And if the term "ship of the desert" were to be used, will they try to program for a quadruped several hundred feet long and painted grey with a funnel?

The StillSuit please. With the straps arranged desert style.

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Skynet online again?

First August 29th 1997, then July 25th 2004, now possibly sometime 2011:

http://terminator.wikia.com/wiki/Skynet

Just don't expect to beat it with Cavalry...

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Hmm

Couldn't you just get it to map it in 3d (from multiple frames and therefore angles due to UAVs gerenally flying not hovering) then just say "someone riding a large quadraped" rather than "horse" or "camel" or "a centaur" if you accidentally load some mythology in there.

Level 4 Minotaur alert, sir!

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God in heaven

"Will see horses, deduce existence of evil cattle"

Give that man a medal.

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Project Pigeon

To avoid the impending Skynet disaster, they could simply employ trained pigeons pecking at cows on the screen

I hear that works.

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Anonymous Coward

title?

ROTM, innit?

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RW
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Artificial intelligence?

Why do I always think "artificial stupidity" whenever I read "AI"?

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Flame

Don't we already have artificial intelligence?

Isn't artificial intelligence, as opposed to real intelligence, what generated all of that WMD hoopla that resulted in the invasion of Iraq?

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Joke

can we call it

Deep thought ??

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Rob
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Now I'm really worried...

... shouldn't have watched 2 episodes of the Sarah Connor Chronicles last night.

(RoTM icon should be the fit terminator girl)

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Black Helicopters

I thought they already had Artificial Intelligence..

..wasn't that what they used to justify the Iraq war?

Ohhhhh.. you mean the *other* sort of Artificial Intelligence..

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Black Helicopters

NOOOOOOoooooooo!!!!

It's the SHEEP you should be worried about...Chip 'em all, is what i say !

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jon

Easy AI Now

Outsource the image analysis to the third world..

IT should only take only a couple of weeks to convert a call center.

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