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(Yahoo)   Okay this is cool: DARPA's new "Luke Skywalker Binoculars" use soldier's brainwaves to help identify targets the soldiers aren't even consciously aware they spotted   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2012-09-20 02:45:30 PM  
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From this Yahoo article: "What's more, the agency reports that the system cut false alarms - identification of activity as threats that really weren't - from 810 per hour to five."

From this Wired article: ""In testing of the full CT2WS kit, absent radar, the sensor and cognitive algorithms returned 810 false alarms per hour. When a human wearing the EEG cap was introduced, the number of false alarms dropped to only five per hour...."

IOW, human improved machine's accuracy, not vice versa.
2012-09-21 12:23:48 AM  
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Coelacanth: So the gadget picks up on what's basically 'whispers' from the back of your mind and then tells you what you're missing? God, I'd like to hook something like that up to my nieces. They insist that there's boogeymen in the closet and under their beds.

Just a whisper. I hear it in my ghost.

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