How Reality TV Could Fix UAV Big Data

Earlier this year, one of America’s best-known defense think tanks went looking for ways to get the most out of the U.S. military’s spy drones. To do it, that august institution turned to the editor of a documentary called Boob Jobs & Jesus.

That editor, Timothy Snell, was one of several reality TV production experts consulted for a recent RAND Corporation report that advocates applying Jersey Shore-style production techniques to help the Air Force mine through mountains of surveillance data.

The idea might not be as crazy as it sounds. Air Force officials have acknowledged that they’re already buried under the heaps of footage that spill in, every hour of every day, from the myriad sensors and cameras that collect data.

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Source: Wired Top Stories

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