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On November 30th, a 15-year-old student shot 11 people at Michigan’s Oxford High School, killing four students. To reduce the possibility of mass shootings occurring on campus, the school has selected ZeroEyes, an A.I. gun detection software solution provider, for a pilot program.
ZeroEyes’ software, which can identify guns as soon as they’re visible and alert school administrators and safety personnel within 3-5 seconds, will be integrated with existing IP security cameras and video analytics.
The company was founded by a group of former Navy SEALS team leaders, and former U.S. military specialists monitor each detection from a 24/7 operations center in order to deliver accurate and actionable intelligence about the brandishing of any gun detected near or in an occupied school.
The company uses hundreds of thousands of images and videos to train its AI all while maintaining privacy by not recording, storing, or sharing them.
“Since 1970, there have been nearly 1,650 school shootings, with no signs of slowing down,” stated Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. “No child should ever have to experience the horror of such an incident. We are proud to partner with the Oxford district and the state of Michigan to protect its students against future threats. We encourage all Michigan residents to ask your legislator to fund AI weapon detection technology.”