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 May 21, 2022  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Steven Zeitchik reports:

When Peter George saw news of the racially motivated mass-shooting at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo last weekend, he had a thought he’s often had after such tragedies.

“Could our system have stopped it?” he said. “I don’t know. But I think we could democratize security so that someone planning on hurting people can’t easily go into an unsuspecting place.”

George is chief executive of Evolv Technology, an AI-based system meant to flag weapons, “democratizing security” so that weapons can be kept out of public places without elaborate checkpoints.

Read more at MSN.

h/t, Joe Cadillic, who provides two earlier reports on the topic:

Gillette Stadium’s Evolv Edge Facial Recognition Scanners Can ID Fans Before They Enter The Stadium (2019)

Evolv Edge Scans More Than 1 Million People’s Faces (2018)

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