The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI

Fast Company | Jan 15, 2021 at 8:00 AM
  • A new round of debate over surveillance technology broke out after the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
  • As some oberservers wisely pointed out, such events make it tempting to loosen restrictions on surveillance technologies such as facial recognition in the name of safety, but yielding to those temptations could lead to a rapid erosion of privacy and civil liberties.
  • It first tries to establish that a human being is actively wielding the gun, and that it’s not holstered or just laying on a table.