Monday, January 20, 2014

Visual Media Reasoning Program (DARPA)

A software program to extract information from digital photos and videos is being developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The program, dubbed Visual Media Reasoning Program, will allow intelligence analysts to gather information quickly in an automated fashion. The visual search reasoning filters can scan thousands of images in seconds - looking at weapons, facial recognition, vehicles, graphics, and logos. Terrorist organizations and other adversaries have used media to hide messages and documents as a means of communication and this software will help detect those messages and documents. Read more in "Visual Media Reasoning Program Gleans Intel from Cyberspace", American Forces Press Service, January 10, 2014.

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