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Minority Report Coming True?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tiyowan, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. tiyowan

    tiyowan Regular Member

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  2. Capo Dei Capi

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    Its not predicting specific crimes its using analytics on existing crime
     
  3. BillyPart

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    Utter bullshit and rank stupidity. Pure marketing to the retarded and nothing more. Why not predict the weather, the stockmarket or my reaction to this retardation and then do something to stop it. Predict the next terrorist attack or Putin's next move in Ukraine. This thing has "Brother-in-law Deal" written all over it, where a fund is found to pay this guy for a 3 year "test period" and then we'll never hear about it again. Also link bait. I recognize a bullshit, made-up story when I see one, I don't have to actually read it.
     
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    Actually, it's far from bullshit. This is a working, proven, functioning, real-world system. And it's not the only one.

    Police forces in the US have been using systems like this for a few years now and they are getting better.

    It's not Minority Report, I'll give you that, but these systems are proving very successful at algorithmically predicting where violence and crime is likely to occur, based on other precursive events.

    And just this week I read about another similar system which doesn't even need data to be input:

    It's a system which monitors live streams from surveillance cameras and based purely on things like how groups of people move, or on an individual's sudden movement, flags up when it thinks a violent even is about to happen - and it's been surprisingly accurate, even that this early stage.
     
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  5. Whiskee

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    The use of serious data analysis in order to optimize resources is a reality, but we are far from predicting crimes.
     
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  6. tiyowan

    tiyowan Regular Member

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    I'm curious about how their algorithm works. They mention that they use
    only three data points - past type, place and time of crime to base their
    predictions. What I'd really like to see is a comment on this from the
    Freakonomics guys.
     
  7. ORJay

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    I can assure you we're not (At least the Tier 1 countries)
     
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    Tier 1 nations can't predict crimes, they either know a crime is going to occur through monitoring or that there is a high chance of a crime occuring in an area based on patterns.
     
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    I was implying the same, but I still think prediction is the right word, as prediction can be wrong too.
     
  10. Whiskee

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    semantics - you'll agree that "Minority Report" in the title is suggesting something completely different :)
     
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    Its just classic clickbait that journalists use like a a few years ago when Obama was called "America's First Gay President" by CNN.
     
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    I think this is horse shit
     
  13. silvermember

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    As long as downloading isn't considered a whatever terrorist threat I'll be just fine :couch2:
    There is so much bs going on on that planet that is unreal,all we can do is live with it - whatever somebody try to change isn't gonna work anyway it just causes new BS!

    be safe