The Null Device
An Australian company claims to have created a program which
, by looking for "excessive skin tones". Wonder how
well it works and how many false alarms it gets. Anyway, maybe in a few
years, someone will develop an Artificial Morality module, which simulates
the sensibilities of, say, a Liberal Party frontbencher or Fred Nile*
taking as input an image and emitting an "outrage value" to a monitoring
program which, if the result crosses a specified outrage threshold, cuts the
connection/alerts the administrator. Perhaps these will end up embedded
in a chip and, by government mandate, installed in every DVD player sold
* An Australian religious-right politician, who makes our illustrious PM look
like a liberal humanist.
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