Darpa looking for “anomalous behavior” http://bit.ly/dsR2eV Once you get computers “inferring” all sorts of editing can be done automatically.
Inferred metadata: metadata that can reasonably inferred from actual data. For example photos with a similar time stamp are grouped in iPhoto (and other apps) as an “Event”: inferred from the time stamps being grouped together.
Check our my “The Mundane and Magic Future of Metadata” Article in Supermag Number 4 for more about the different types of metadata (I think there’s a sixth type of metadata” links back to my earlier articles. Inferred is Number 4.)