Humans, brain input and vision systems combined to improve sentry duty [#awareness]

DARPA is Testing a Sentry System that Combines Computer Vision with Signals from the Human Brain
"Sentry duty is a tough assignment. Most of the time there’s nothing to see, and when a threat does pop up, it can be hard to spot. In some military studies, humans are shown to detect only 47 percent of visible dangers. A project run by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) suggests that combining the abilities of human sentries with those of machine-vision systems could be a better way to identify danger. It also uses electroencephalography to identify spikes in brain activity that can correspond to subconscious recognition of an object."
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via MIT Technology Review

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