Pennsylvania school using AI to detect firearms


A widely debated subject is how to improve school safety in the wake of mass shootings like what we recently saw in California.

One Pennsylvania school is using new artificial intelligence.

Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster uses a series of special security cameras called Athena software.

The software detects any kind of firearm in view and can be installed in existing security systems.

“There have been a lot of advancements in artificial intelligence and so basically, what we do is use object and motion detection to recognize when someone pulls out a gun and alert on that,” Lisa Falzone, with Athena Security, said.

It is the first school in the country to utilize this technology. It has now been in place at Archbishop Wood for a month.

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