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Oxford High Turned to AI to Detect Weapons After Shooting

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Earlier this year, the Oxford school district started installing firearm recognition artificial intelligence software that scans security camera footage for semi- or fully brandished weapons.

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Oxford High School in Michigan has been testing artificial intelligence (AI)-based gun detection software since April in the wake of a shooting last year.

The software from AI gun detection technology developer ZeroEyes connects with interior and exterior surveillance cameras, and can flag a firearm carried in plain sight in seconds.

ZeroEyes personnel monitor the system around the clock from an operations center, capturing images and recording the location if a gun is spotted.

Company co-founder Mike Lahiff said ZeroEyes trains its AI to detect guns based on hundreds of thousands of proprietary images and videos, and does not collect biometric data or use facial recognition.

The Oxford Community Schools district also is assessing other security measures, like Evolv biometric scanners for detecting weapons, and window shields.

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