Artificial Intelligence Intelligence.

Posted 4 Oct 2001 at 13:24 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

This article that I found on New Scientist talks about intelligence gathered by AI software called KARNAC (Knowledge- Aided Retrieval iN Activity Context). KARNAC was created by Applied Systems Intelligence, Inc. KARNAC can sift through data located in a Global Information Base (GIB) to analyze for patterns of suspicious activity and match on seemingly unrelated events to predict future terrorist activity. The article says that if such a system had been in place that possibly both the Oklahoma bombing and the World Trade Center bombing could have been predicted. Of course, there are privacy concerns (privacy a casualty?), but it would be cool if the system could stop terrorists. Here's a press release from ASI. This of course is different than the Software intelligence agents reported about before on

Peacetime Applications?, posted 11 Oct 2001 at 23:47 UTC by rex » (Journeyer)

I think this technology would be of more general interest if they addressed how to maintain people's privacy and used for more positive applications such as medical research, trend identification and tracking, etc.

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