CIA Wants To Train A.I. To Understand Satellite Photos

On a clear day, the sky hides nothing from space. For more than half a century, spy satellites have circled the globe, taking pictures of the world below. First launched by the United States and the Soviet Union as ways to keep tabs on each other, satellite photography progressed from a state secret to a common mapping tool, with public photos taken from space available to anyone with an internet connection. But what if satellites did more? What if, instead of just showing us what the world looks like from above, they interpreted those images to identify buildings and other objects? The CIA, hardware firm NVIDIA, online infrastructure company slash retailer Amazon, and satellite company DigitalGlobe are working on an artificial intelligence that not only sees the world below, but…


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