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Computer Can Solve Crimes Thanks to Binging on CSI

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We are getting closer and closer to the day that the computers take over the world. And I, for one, would like to welcome our new computer overloads with open arms. If you don’t believe me, just look at the things that have happened over the past decade in regards to artificial intelligence.

Back in 2011, Watson competed on Jeopardy, and WON! In case you didn’t know, Watson is a computer.

It’s on thing for a computer to spit out random facts about odd subjects, it’s another thing to pass itself off as an actual human being. I mean, Buzz can rattle off a bunch of random facts, but still struggles with being an actual adult human male. Well, three years ago the Turing Test was passed for the first time. That’s the test where a computer has to pass itself off as a human. Just watch Ex Machina if you don’t quite understand this.

Still not convinced? How about earlier this year when Facebook had to shut down some chatbots because they learned and adapted so quickly, they had to be shut down because they created their own language the brains at Facebook couldn’t figure out.

Now, we have computers that can solve crime, and you can thank CSI for that. After binging on 39 episodes of the show, the computer was able to start to pick up on things like where to find clues, watch for suspicious body language, and recognize unusual behavior. The computer isn’t quite up to par with a human though while watching episodes of CSI, correctly guessing the killer 60% of the time, while a real detective does it at around 85% of the time.

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