Air Force wants take on active shooters with drones and robots
Airmen with large biceps should be careful flexing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota: the base is trying out a new A.I.-based gun detection system in an effort to stop active shooters before they can hurt anyone. ZeroEyes, the company that makes Drone-Robot Enabled Active Shooter Deterrence (DRASD), says the new technology will get the ball rolling on a security response to an active shooter far faster than existing systems.
“The end-to-end solution is capable of proactively identifying guns before the first shot is fired by integrating its machine learning software with existing [Internet Protocol] security cameras,” the company wrote in a press release. “This creates a highly affordable means of empowering security decision-makers to radically improve their ability to save lives.”
Here’s how it works: the ZeroEyes software watches the same areas being watched by existing base security cameras. If the A.I. detects someone carrying a gun, it flags…