CCTV cameras 'taught to listen'

Tuesday, 24 June 2008, 6:47 PM EST

CCTV cameras which use artificial intelligence software are being developed to "hear" sounds like windows smashing, researchers have revealed. University of Portsmouth scientists are working on adapting the software so it can also react to crowd noise.

Crimes would be captured on camera faster and response times improved. The news comes after the BBC learned councils in southern England routinely used powers brought in to fight terrorism and crime to spy on people.

At the BBC.

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