An intelligent machine capable of anticipating your next move minutes in advance sounds like the stuff of nightmares – but is now a reality.
Researchers have taught an AI to recognise patterns in people's actions, allowing it to accurately predict the next move in a sequence minutes in advance.
The software, which was built by a team at the University of Bonn in Germany, was taught to anticipate actions by watching hours of cooking videos.
Dr Jürgen Gall believes the intelligent software will eventually be able to prophesize your actions 'hours before they happen'.
If the team manages to fine-tune the algorithm to be able to anticipate actions that far in advance, it's possible to imagine a slew of real-world application, from home automation gadgets, to Big Brother-esque surveillance.