Cultocracy note :
A recent article at The Verge describes the fruits of the combined labour of the military and intelligence services .
As can be expected the linked documents are heavily redacted and childishly vague to say the least . Although the fact that the documents have been released at all implies that the system is now way past the experimental stage and well into the advanced stages of deployment .
Full spectrum surveillance capabilities and mass data collection are simply a step towards the creation of a sentient artificially intelligent system .
A machine that the controllers hope will be able to ‘predict’ the future and therefore control global populations and events .
It appears that one fork of the ‘War on Terror’ was simply an exercise in machine learning .
A few quotes from the article are below .
Welcome to The Machine .
Meet the classified artificial brain being developed by US intelligence programs .
“………“geospatial intelligence” no longer simply means pictures from satellites. It means anything with a timestamp and a location stamp, and the attempt to integrate all that sundry data.”
“But an initiative called Sentient has relevant capabilities. A product of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Sentient is (or at least aims to be) an omnivorous analysis tool, capable of devouring data of all sorts, making sense of the past and present, anticipating the future, and pointing satellites toward what it determines will be the most interesting parts of that future.”
“The agency has been developing this artificial brain for years, but details available to the public remain scarce. “It ingests high volumes of data and processes it,” says Furgerson. “Sentient catalogs normal patterns, detects anomalies, and helps forecast and model adversaries’ potential courses of action.” ”
“In the ideal version of that process, an automated system sucks in all sorts of data, synthesizes it into something sensible, cues the satellite symphony, reincorporates the satellites’ data back into the analysis loop, comes to a smarter conclusion, points the satellites or other sensors again, and repeats the entire process. Do that well enough, and a company (or intelligence agency) could build a tower of knowledge about the past, comprehend present events faster than their competitors, and — maybe someday — predict the future.”
“Released documents do not explicitly say which sorts of data sources Sentient may siphon in, but it’s clear that the program is interested in all kinds of information. “It could include electronic intercepts of international communications; it could include prior imagery; it could include human sources,”
- National Reconnaissance Office – FOIA Documents
- Sentient Initiative (PDF)
- NRO planning shift to smaller satellites, new ground system
- What is a sentient AI ? (PPT Download)
- Alan Turing – The Imitation Game
- Will artificial intelligence become conscious?
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