Database monsters

Started Jun 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
William Carson
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Re: Is it rocket science to
In reply to mamallama, Jul 1, 2013

Yes, just a hands on local way to pull encrypted data off a cellphone sim. On a larger scale, Edward Snowden and the teams of analysts at the NSA, CIA and GCHQ who monitor electronic intelligence will be unnecessary in 15 years. Algorithms will have replaced them, leaving only a few humans, like General Keith Allen of the NSA to watch the house. Underneath those top humans will be machine-learning algorithms. Multi-billion dollar facilities are now being built to house hundreds of super computers controlled of the NSA. They won't be programmed simply to search for call patterns or numbers; they will learn what patterns and numbers are significant by ingesting news, conflicts and terrorist threats in real time, comparing that to activity seen on computer and phone networks. A CIA study of more than 1,700 predictions made by the algorithms found that algorithms were right twice as often as its own analysts in making predictions about future intelligence events. And no worry about a computer developing ‘moral or constitutitional ’ concerns. Algorithms are more efficient than people; they can find relationships within data streams that a human eye couldn't spot in 20 years. This brief news cycle is the last chance to use the focus of the public and Congress and Senate to stop this before it becomes (more) locked in. Power- political and economic- in the future will be concentrated among those who controlled the machines. The above is lifted from different articles recently published.

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