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Software Describes Surveillance Footage In AI-Generated Text 132

Posted by timothy
from the now-he's-throttling-the-interstitial-ad dept.
holy_calamity writes "A computer vision research group at UCLA has put together a system that watches surveillance footage and generates a text description of the events in real time. It only works on traffic cameras for now but demonstrates how sophisticated computer vision is becoming. Interestingly, the system was built thanks to a database of millions of human-labeled images put together by Chinese workers."
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Software Describes Surveillance Footage In AI-Generated Text

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  • by MyLongNickName (822545) on Wednesday June 02, 2010 @02:19PM (#32435108) Journal

    It won't impress me until it can say "Check out the hooters on that chick!"

  • Re:Scary (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 02, 2010 @02:31PM (#32435286)

    Are we seriously going to leave policing to an AI? /shudders

    Remain seated and cease producing audio, meatbag unit serial number MANDELBR0T-1015855. There is nothing to fear from your *click* *click* *click* *voicechange* friendly *click* *click* *voicechange* AI overlords.

  • by e2d2 (115622) on Wednesday June 02, 2010 @02:39PM (#32435418)

    This has huge potential to not only push computer vision forward, but also humor.

    Example text:

    "I see that one old man hobbling down the street, I think he may be off his meds. Uh oh, he's looking _crazier_ than usual!"

    "Some asshat just drove completely through a red light. I don't even think she saw the thing! License plate #45AhfD... Is Mrs Doris Johnson-Johnson.. seriously? Who hyphenates the same name!? Seriously I can't comprehend that. But I digress. Her address is .."

    The possibilities are endless.

  • by rminsk (831757) on Wednesday June 02, 2010 @02:46PM (#32435556)
    Booth: Gun. Noun. Portable firearm. This device was widely utilized in the urban wars of the late twentieth century. Referred to as a pistol, a piece...
    Simon Phoenix: Look I don't need a history lesson! C'mon, HAL, where are the god damn guns?
    Moral Statute Machine: You are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.
    Simon Phoenix: What? F*** you!
    Moral Statute Machine: Your repeated violation of the Verbal Morality Statute has caused me to notify the San Angeles Police Department. Please remain where you are for your reprimand.
    Simon Phoenix: Yeah, right.
    [police sirens approach]
    Simon Phoenix: F***ers are fast too.
    Moral Statute Machine: You are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.
  • by JustNiz (692889) on Wednesday June 02, 2010 @02:58PM (#32435720)

    >> the system was built thanks to a database of millions of human-labeled images put together by Chinese workers

    Happy car clash into barrier of non-moving.

  • by Hognoxious (631665) on Wednesday June 02, 2010 @03:31PM (#32436124) Homepage Journal

    There needs to be an expectation of privacy regarding recordings of people in public places.

    Given that "privacy" is derived from "private", which is an antonym of "public", I'd say there needs to be an expectation that you should buy a dictionary.

  • Source code (Score:5, Funny)

    by metamatic (202216) on Wednesday June 02, 2010 @03:33PM (#32436144) Homepage Journal

    10 PRINT "A car just went past."
    20 GOTO 10

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 02, 2010 @04:00PM (#32436486)

    Is the output of the program in Engrish? Hilarious possibilities indeed.

    Somebody set us up the camera.

    Main screen turn on.

    All your traffic data are belong to us.

    You have no chance to avoid ticket make your time.

    For great justice.

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