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posted by martyb on Monday July 06 2015, @11:23AM   Printer-friendly
from the sees-the-moment dept.

Army researchers are improving how computers manage a myriad of images, which will help analysts across the DOD [Department of Defense] intelligence community.

In a new user interface developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Dr. Jeff Hansberger designed and created a system that facilitates the visualization, navigation and manipulation of tens of thousands of images.

Hansberger works at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL Human Research and Engineering Directorate field element at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. DARPA selected his design earlier this year for its Visual Media Reasoning, or VMR.

The DARPA VMR system aids intelligence analysts in searching, filtering, and exploring visual media through the use of advanced computer vision and reasoning techniques.

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Monday July 06 2015, @12:47PM

    by FatPhil (863) <> on Monday July 06 2015, @12:47PM (#205593) Homepage
    I remember hearing of a presumably-DARPA tank recognition program which was AI trained to recognise tanks by feeding it thousands of photos of tanks, and telling it where the tank was. It eventually learnt to recognise ... shadows. Nothing in the press release makes me feel confident it's any smarter than the old one (in particular any claims that its smart).
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 06 2015, @01:02PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 06 2015, @01:02PM (#205600)

    I remember it learning sunny weather vs other weather. Because the photos of enemy tanks were made under all kinds of weather conditions, while the photos of friendly tanks were all made under the same sunny conditions.