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Pentagon Will Pay Univ. to Develop Powerful Facial Recog. Software

By:  Joe Wolverton, II
07/26/2012
       
Pentagon Will Pay Univ. to Develop Powerful Facial Recog. Software

The Pentagon wants bright college kids to help them design and perfect software that will allow government agents to quickly single out individuals from still photos and video footage of crowd scenes. As with most government projects, this particular operation has been given an innocuous and meaningless name: Innovation House Study.

The Pentagon wants bright college kids to help them design and perfect software that will allow government agents to quickly single out individuals from still photos and video footage of crowd scenes. As with most government projects, this particular operation has been given an innocuous and meaningless name: Innovation House Study.

 

Ever dreamed of being trained by a super-secret government agency to quickly identify the faces of “enemies” in fast-moving video footage? If so, then the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has a job for you.

According to an announcement posted on its website, DARPA is seeking “trailblazers” who want to “take the road less traveled” and “participate in a short-fuse, crucible-style environment to invent new approaches to the identification of people, places, things and activities from still or moving defense and open-source imagery.”

In simpler terms, the Pentagon wants bright college kids to help them design and perfect software that will allow government agents to quickly single out individuals from still photos and video footage of crowd scenes.

As with most government projects, this particular operation has been given an innocuous and meaningless name: Innovation House Study.

“A lot can happen when you put seriously intelligent, seriously motivated people in a room with a mission and a deadline,” said Michael Geertsen, DARPA program manager and the force behind the Innovation House Study. “We are inviting a new generation of innovators to try out ideas in an environment that encourages diverse solutions and far-out thinking. If this model proves to be as successful as we believe it could be, it represents a new means for participating in Government-sponsored research projects,” Geertsen said.

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