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Let's hope for everyone's sake that this is going to be a spectacular failure. I wouldn't surprised though if it doesn't work but they install these things everywhere like with the nude scanners.

New surveillance cameras will use computer eyes to find 'pre crimes' by detecting suspicious behaviour and calling for guards

  • Computerised detectors look for 'abnormal' behaviour

  • When suspicious individuals are seen, guards called

  • BRS machines have been trialled in numerous locations

  • 288 cameras to be installed on subway in Sn Francisco

A new generation of computerised 'Big Brother’ cameras are able to spot if you are a terrorist or a criminal - before you even commit a crime.

The devices are installed in places like train stations or public buildings where they scan passers by to see if they are acting suspiciously.

Using a range of in-built parameters of what is ‘normal’ the cameras then send a text message to a human guard to issue an alert - or call them.

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Surveillance: The new BRS Labs AISight software is used with devices are installed in places like train stations or public buildings where they scan passers by to see if they are acting suspiciously

Manufacturers BRS Labs said it has installed the cameras at tourist attractions, government buildings and military bases in the U.S.

But the Texas-based company has offices in London, Sao Paulo, and Barcelona - meaning they could be in dozens of places around the world.

In its latest project BRS Labs is to install its devices on the transport system in San Francisco, which includes buses, trams and subways.

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The company says will put them in 12 stations with up to 22 cameras in each, bringing the total number to 288.

The cameras will be able to track up to 150 people at a time in real time and will gradually build up a ‘memory’ of suspicious behaviour to work out what is suspicious.

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Tom Cruise in Minority Report, which also dealt with 'pre crimes': Manufacturers BRS Labs said it has installed the cameras at tourist attractions, government buildings and military bases in the U.S.

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The AISight system: Each camera has a series of virtual ¿trip wires¿ and if any activated then an alert is sent out to a human supervisor

BRS Labs said the cameras effective have ‘the capability to learn from what they observe’.

Its advanced features also mean it can compensate for poor light or a shaky image, further reducing the need for human supervision.

Each camera has a series of virtual ‘trip wires’ and if any activated then an alert is sent out to a human supervisor.

The relevant clip of footage is then sent over the Internet to human employees, along with a text message informing them of more details.

Speaking to Fast Company, BRS Labs President John Frazzini said its technology involves 11 patents which deal with helping the machines to learn.

He added that in the case of the San Francisco cameras, the footage will actually be turned into code before being analysed.

In the post 9/11 world, Western countries have increasingly looked to behaviour monitoring to stop themselves becoming the victims of a terrorist attack.

In the UK staff at airports have been trained in ‘behavioural detection’ to spot somebody acting suspiciously.

It has since been discussed at the UN-backed International Civil Aviation Organisation in Switzerland and could be rolled out across Europe.

U.S. airports such as Boston’s Logan airport also have similar measures in place in addition to the usual metal detectors and pat-downs.

This summer the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Department will release harmless bacteria into its subway system to test biological weapons detectors.

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Just shows how amazing technology is getting...

... But at the same time, I really think this will turn out to be more of a nuisance than a help. With the volume of people that would be passing by there every day, you're bound to see A LOT of non-criminal, "abnormal" activity.

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Every day I walk past one of these things knowingly I will deleberatly act in as bizzarre a manner as possible.I figure stopping to look into multiple garbage cans and checking to see if doors open or not should do it.

Time for people to stand up or be prepared to be treated like cattle.

I feel sorry for the young of today,my apologies for the world being left to you.

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I would imagine that the "abnormal behavior" includes things like sporadic movements (such as a hand flinging out to point at something, the same motion one would use to draw their gun), loud abrupt noises (so people would be less inclined to vandalize by smashing things), or somebody moving at a face pace (criminal running away from the scene of the crime). Which essentially means that if people don't want to get accosted by a security guard they would have to march in a lockstep medium pace heads straight forward kind of manner. How depressing!

Oh, and your friend or family you haven't seen in ages? Don't go running up for a loving embrace, I'm sure that could be interpreted as fighting by the cameras, so instead just march over in a calm military mannerism and give a curt nod. The cameras might allow that.

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