Mind's Eye (US military)

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The Mind's Eye is a video analysis research project using artificial intelligence. It is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.[1]

Twelve research teams have been contracted by DARPA for the Mind's Eye: Carnegie Mellon University, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SRI International, TNO (Netherlands), and the University of California, Berkeley[2]


"The Mind's Eye program seeks to develop in machines a capability that exists only in animals: visual intelligence. This program pursues the capability to learn generally applicable and generative representations of action between objects in a scene directly from visual inputs, and then reason over those learned representations. A key distinction between this research and the state of the art in machine vision is that the latter has made continual progress in recognizing a wide range of objects and their properties - what might be thought of as the nouns in the description of a scene. The focus of Mind's Eye is to add the perceptual and cognitive underpinnings for recognizing and reasoning about the verbs in those scenes, enabling a more complete narrative of action in the visual experience."[3]

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  1. ^ Lohr, Steve (January 1, 2011). "Computers That See You and Keep Watch Over You". The New York Times. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
  2. ^ "Military contracts for visual intel system". UPI. January 5, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
  3. ^ "Mind's Eye". DARPA Information Innovation Office. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.

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