] Thus, the rise of the machines. If you think of analysis
] as a pyramid, then human beings sit on the pointy end,
] atop the network of computers, databases and software
] tools they have to manage. In the future, the pyramid
] will flip over, and machines will do the heavy lifting of
] data crunching and might even predict wartime scenarios
] for human analysts, who will become the trickle-down
] beneficiaries of computerized intelligence.
This is a relatively compelling vision of how the brute-force use of computing technology can be employed to aggregate the vast array of sensor data available to the military to portray what's really happening on the battlefield. If this is successful, there may well be civilian applications.
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