A US intelligence agency has been quietly working on a highly secretive artificial intelligence (AI) spy satellite system.
And its name could be the handiwork of a badly written Bond villain: Sentient.
A FOIA request to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) was filled last year to get more information about a secretive program named Sentient.
The NRO is a member of the United States Intelligence Community and an arm of the States Department of Defense that deals with satellites and signals intelligence.
Following the request, The Verge received many documents, revealing that the NRO was developing an AI spy system capable of combining satellite imagery with data, whether it’s news sources, environmental sensors, or information from social media to gain real-time information into the active world below.
A bit like a brain which combines all the influx of information, before acting and taking a decision in a few seconds.
Of course, the NRO told that civilians should not be too concerned with domestic surveillance as they strictly follow Executive Order 12333 – an ordinance which outlines what intelligence the authorities can legally gather on people in the US.
After the high-altitude balloons over the Midwest, now the US Goverment is developing an all-seeing artificial brain in the sky called Sentient to spy on you. What’s next tomorrow?