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  •  Are you saying computers (0+ / 0-)

    actually listen to phone calls and screen conversations? My understanding is that the data mining could only follow phone numbers.

    Be well, ~*-:¦:-jennybravo-:¦:-*~

    by jennybravo on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:43:43 AM PDT

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    •  Computers can't "listen" (3+ / 0-)
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      But they can analyze.

      The voice data is archived, then converted to text format. The text is run through Critical Intent Modeling software, and compared to templates for different "domains" (aka - bioweapons, etc.). If you end up with enough criteria checked off, you're passed up the food chain for review by humans - that's where the archived voice data comes into play.

      Look up the DARPA Rapid Knowledge Formation project to see the process that's used. It's all out there in plain sight.

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