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New U.S. tech to track terrorists through computers that identify photograph's location

Washington, Tue, 02 Aug 2011 ANI

Washington, August 2 (ANI): U.S. spies are developing technology that would allow computers to pinpoint where in the world a picture was taken.


The system would be used by the military to track down terrorists who are hiding in remote regions, experts said.


Pictures of the targets would be scanned onto a computer that would, within seconds, return an exact match of the terrorist hideout.


Troops would then be deployed to the area to capture the target, the Daily Mail reports.


The futuristic technology could revolutionise the way the Central Intelligence Agency and other intelligence agencies target terrorists.


U.S.- based Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), which is commissioning the work, said that current technology is not upto the task.


The automatic tracking system would focus on the sort of pictures and tapes that are released by organisations such as Al Qaeda and the Taliban.t is believed that soldiers hunting for Osama Bin Laden may have captured him years earlier had such advanced technology been available at the time.


IARPA admitted that such advanced technology might not be available until 2016.


"The Finder Program aims to develop technology that, with the aid of an analyst, geolocates an outdoor image or video taken from anywhere on the land surface of the world, via the use of publicly available information," the Telegraph quoted IARPA, as saying. (ANI)


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