Intel Announces ‘Nervana’ Neural Network Processor

If I understand correctly, one of the things that artificial neural networks excel at is image and facial recognition, and whaddaya bet that with ‘intelligent monitoring’ capability, national security and gubmint surveiillance systems around the world will be among the “power users”!

NYTimes — Meet China’s Golden Shield

Chinese surveillance is extensive and invasive, say security researchers, dissidents and rights activists. Cities are installing large-scale, anti-crime systems that encompass telephone, text message, Internet and car number plate monitoring, facial recognition software and a range of other technology.

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