On the BBC
Bus CCTV could predict assaults
The system would monitor suspicious behaviour on buses
CCTV security systems could soon spot an assault on a bus before it happens, according to a major research project.(from the BBC)
OK, admittedly, this is what is more often known as “vapourware” than a fully-working Minority Report system.
Although much of the work is currently at the theoretical stage, the team from the university’s newly-founded Centre for Secure Information Technologies predict that within five years their software will be able to profile people as they board a bus. (from the BBC)
I bet they haven’t even bred the mutants for the tank yet.
bus passengers troublemakers? Through CCTV? With software that does exactly what a bus driver thinking “I don’t like the look of him” would do?
Leaping to conclusions on the basis of appearance and movements?
I can do that for free. I try to stop myself doing it because I believe the more accurate word is “stereotyping,” rather than “profiling,” but then, I’m only human…..
Oh right, that was why Minority Report seemed such a good choice of title. 😀