Perhaps, you happen to be unaware there is however a professional research division for future technologies allotted to the US Government intelligence agencies and industrial intelligence complex. It’s called IARPA which is an ingenious concept in line with the DARPA model; Heavy Risk – High Gain method of advanced research and development. Which makes sense right, especially considering we are living in a world fraught with cyber hackers, corporate espionage, and terrorists. This simply means our intelligence agencies must be on your ball, and they need to be right 100% of times even though the evil-doers only have to obtain it right once you discover.
Now then, consider if you will the massive quantity of data we are collecting on individual citizens today online. Aside from that, but everyone now has a smart phone, an e-mail address, and maybe a couple of social network pages. Folks also make comments on articles they read in the media into little boxes and press the submit button. Since it is quite easy to understand who someone is based on their ISP address, their social networking profile, their mobile phone number, and the way they write – it is rather very easy to do threat risk assessment to find out if they could be a threat risk.
Today, the artificial intelligent computers which collect this data have not been optimized or programmed everything that well, and so they can be flagging far too many false positives. However each and every time somebody gets away using a crime against humanity, a terrorist act, a hacking event, a criminal act, or even spying the authorities could go back and check out their ways of operation, their writings, and gain clues to the human psyche that goes in addition to such folks. And every time the artificial intelligent computers improve at guesstimating within a close tolerance of probability the particular individuals they are searching for – the better they will work. Should you be IARPA wouldn’t you be looking into this?
Okay so, since this has all but taking place quite quite a while it makes sense that these particular artificial intelligent computers are becoming rather proficient at the Lone Wolf assessment (Lone Wolf may be someone much like the Unabomber for instance). Consider the lone wolf since the hardest type of terrorist to get, someone who works alone, has minimal communication with the rest of the world, detailed plans that happen to be never shared with anyone, and for that reason few clues to offer them, or few associates, Facebook friends, or collaborators to turn them in. It is therefore tough to go into their brains and learn what they’re thinking without contacting them under the auspice of some important reason aside from the exact surveillance.
To put it differently it will take manpower, and a very good story to even get to a point to speak with this type of individual. However because many people are connected now and everybody is able to be geo-tracked, and has an e-mail address, or even a Facebook page there are several ways to make contact with these folks. The only problem with the is manpower. Therefore it’s obvious that down the road artificial intelligent computers, true artificial intelligence according to Alan Turing’s famous AI test (the ability of a computer to fool a human into thinking that it is actually conversing with another human) – will contact these individuals and initiate up some form of conversation.
The easiest way to do this is for your artificial intelligent computer to search through each of the data, including all the writings that could have been posted in forums, in response to online media articles, as well as the postings on blogs, and social networking pages. From there the artificial intelligent computer can make use of the individual’s own words, and modify those sentences using similar words with the same meaning from your thesaurus, in the database from the AI software package – and also this AI computer should be able to speak to the person on the one-on-one basis.
In doing so, the AI computer will be gathering information from that conversation in addition to something that the person types back an e-mail. Everything that can then be loaded in to a database and put into every one of the collected words already written, or spoken into a cell phone, so long as the intelligence agencies have received the ability to listen in. Needless to say, each of the public information will not want a permission slip or court subpoena. It is actually quite possible that eventually these AI systems can correspond with the individual every once in awhile, checking in on their psychological displacement, or progress, further assessing in case they have increased the potential likelihood of committing a violent act, or if perhaps that individual will be downgraded to a different level.
Once the individual actually gets to the top level, and it would appear that these are either willing or ready to commit such an act, that’s when human intervention can take place, and just once they become a threat to society or our government in a strong probability, mathematically speaking. Over time better algorithms will likely be used and thru practice better techniques will probably be learned to ensure you can find only a few false positives. Now then, I will hear the EFF – Electronic Freedom Foundation already to submit a lawsuit against the usage of these AI computers in this regard.
Perhaps the ethical question will likely be does government entities and our intelligence agencies have the legal right to snoop on citizens, pretend to become someone they are not, collect specifics of each potential individual, and stick that in to a file somewhere, or hidden in a few giant data center? The reality is that in case someone posts information online in the public, that details are now inside the public, and anyone may utilize it for any legitimate purpose.
Protecting the American people is throughout the arena of the government’s responsibility depending on the United states Constitution as well as a legitimate purpose one could argue before the Supreme Court. Thus, they might have the authority to gather each of the public facts about any individual that happens to be on the web. Not only will they actually do this for American citizens, and also from potential threats of international terrorism, and individuals outside of our country. Surely, our intelligence services and agencies is going to be dealing with other governments world wide sharing this data.
Who is to state that other governments are not already collecting facts about Americans? It could behoove them to get this done even when they didn’t find any Americans were a menace to their countries or nations, for the simple reason to offer us more of their products and services that have been imported to america. Corporations collect your details constantly because maybe you are a client, you possess joined their rewards program, or maybe you happen to be identified as someone that may potentially purchase something from them later on. They generally do have the authority to collect information they find online.
Let’s say somebody that is upset with something occurring in the world writes rather disparaging comments about some agency, company, industry, or individual about the Washington Post website after an article they simply read – that information will probably be collected, and so the AI computer may contact that individual under false pretense, and try to start up a conversation. If that conversation leads the AI computer to imagine how the individual is problematic, psychotic, extremely angry, or ready to do something inside their own hands, then the threat assessment level will go up, and red flags will likely be raised.
Remember, I found myself discussing the challenges of manpower in the intelligence industry and intelligence agencies. This is a real dilemma, for when we have too many false positives and spend too much time and cash on the wrong individuals, we have been liable to let other people slip through. However, in the event the artificial intelligent computer has got seccurity the point it might pass the Turing test without tipping off the individual, it may basically have conversations by e-mail with tens of thousands of people within a afternoon.
Since this is possible or perhaps, already is, it will be part of our future, our government, along with other governments, and individuals will make use of these techniques, these plus even more I have got not discussed in this article. Okay so, I assume you will be wondering the reason I know this? No comment. Indeed, I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s technology briefing and savor your entire afternoon, I know I will, and don’t forget to put more information about yourself online in your social network. Ha ha ha. Please consider this all and think into it.