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Artificial intelligence (AI) is used to protect sites from sports arenas to churches and schools. This technique is used to scan weapons such as guns, knives, and explosives as people walk between standing panels. If a weapon is found, you will be warned of waiting security.
Massachusetts-based Evolv has been using this technology to scan about 300 million people nationwide, second only to TSA, since the system went live in 2019.
“Consider walking directly to a venue, school or building without breaking your stride,” said Peter George, CEO of Evolv, promoting a technology that is far less noticeable than traditional metal detectors. did. “And if you don’t have a weapon, you can get in right away. If you have one, you can identify it.”
Evolv’s technology is used in major sports stadiums, city hospitals, schools, courts, large casinos and more.
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“This is a free-flow touchless weapons screening system,” explains Steve Morandi, Vice President of Product Management at Evolv. “It really works in a very integrated way with a combination of AI, advanced sensors and cameras. Basically, we detect the weapons and everyday metal objects that everyone has. I am. “
Baystate-based Liberty Defense combines AI technology with 3D imaging that can look for non-metal threats such as plastic powder, pipe bombs and ghost guns.
“We are looking for all sorts of anomalies, all sorts of threats that can be hidden,” explains Bill Grain, CEO of Liberty Defense. “So, whether it’s a gun, a knife, or a plastic explosive, it can be damaging, or even a drug or liquid.”
The new HEXWAVE system will be tested this summer at Hindu Temple near Atlanta, University of Wisconsin, and Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The proliferation of AI technology in security has surprised critics.
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“What we don’t want to see is that America has turned into a checkpoint society. Every time we go to public meetings such as churches, places of worship, Little League games, etc., we are searched.” ACLU Speech. Says Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst for Privacy and Technology Projects.
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Regarding privacy concerns, Frein said, “We don’t save data. Images aren’t saved.”
“We use artificial intelligence to distinguish between phones and firearms, but we don’t really see people at all, we’re just looking for weapons,” says George.