Up-Grades on AI-Powered Cameras to Cut Down on Mass Shootings

In this July 30, 2019, photo, Paul Hildreth, emergency operations coordinator for the Fulton County School District, works in the emergency operations center at the Fulton County School District Administration Center in Atlanta. Artificial Intelligence is transforming surveillance cameras from passive sentries into active observers that can immediately spot a gunman, alert retailers when someone is shoplifting and help police quickly find suspects. Schools, such as the Fulton County School District, are among the most enthusiastic adopters of the technology. (AP Photo/Cody Jackson)

Surveillance cameras are becoming more active and more sensitive in identifying people and their mannerisms and any suspicious behaviors they may display. Schools have been the target of mass shootings over the recent years and welcome this new technology. Police, stadiums, retailers and Fortune 500 companies are also using intelligent videos. How does this work?

Paul Hildreth, emergency operations coordinator for the Fulton County School District explains to APNews reporter: If a gunman were in one of his schools, the cameras could quickly identify the shooter’s location and movements, allowing police to end the threat as soon as possible. APNews also reports that if the cameras have a previously captured image of someone who is banned from a building, the system can immediately alert officials if the person returns.

The new AI-Powered cameras should allow law enforcement officers to get to the scene quicker having identified things before they happen.

Source: Associated Press