The camera not only has facial recognition, it also has a metal detector, weapon detection, it’s connected to the cloud. And maybe best of all, it has artificial intelligence. It learns. It can recognize a gun in someone’s hand and it gets smarter with each use.

“So it’s scanning in real time, so it’s going to send an alert to the head of security if it detects anything,” said Kapu

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If I have learned something is that cameras do nothing but to collect evidence. If somebody is ready to die while taking a bunch of kids with him, he is not going to give a damn if the artificial intelligence detects his gun.   So, unless those cameras are set a top of a remote gun or there are people in the school with guns, the guy with the computer and the joystick will only gets to push an alarm button and call 911.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

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  1. ” It learns. It can recognize a gun in someone’s hand and it gets smarter with each use”.

    So aside from it being a very lame version of Skynet, what is the false positive rate? How many “uses” does it need to be at it’s full capability? And what are the factors to mitigate those issues when they happen?

    I guess the alternative here is a false positive brings the cavalry

  2. and the kids will ‘accidentally’ drop their books or slamming their lockers making a nice, loud ‘BANG’ sound to get the cops to show up. Until the camera ‘learns’ to ignore them, then when a real ‘bang’ happens… nothing.

  3. There can be value to such a system. We all know witnesses tend to be awful, especially under stress. How many times are there reports of multiple gunmen, when it’s just one? How often is reported that they are wearing body armor, when it’s just a magazine pouch? Or the most recent, there’s no one but the bad guy in room such and such, when there is in fact a classroom full of kids? Etc…

    The camera and AI don’t have that problem. It can tell the responding officers, assuming they aren’t chicken shits and hiding outside, more precisely where the bad guy is (room such and such). It can tell you who else is in there, in particular innocents (30 kids, 2 teachers). It can tell you the number of assailants (ex. West Gate Mall: how do you know when you’re done?).

    Now I’m under no pretense that it will stop an attack, but if implemented right, it certainly can have substantial value.

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