Gun-Recognizing Software Can See Firearms on Video

New “gun recognition software” could make it easier to identify what types of guns were used in gun incidents.

from http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/07/12/gun-recognizing-software-can-see-firearms-video-spanish-university-develops-gun-smart-ai/
Can a computer pick out and identify guns directly from video footage, without the aid of a human? That’s the technology being demonstrated by a program at the Spanish University of Granada, which earlier this year released a video purporting to show an computer artificial intelligence doing just that. You can see this technology in action in the video released by the University, embedded below:

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Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI4QUTs8NaA

The technology is based on scanning the pixels in the video, and narrowing down areas that seem to more closely resemble a gun, until they find a highly probable match. Interestingly, in several cases the computer misidentifies non-gun items as containing firearms, such as the armrests of some of the seats in the airport scene of the 1997 film Bean.

Gun-Recognizing Software Can See Firearms on Video: Spanish University Develops “Gun-Smart” AI – The Firearm Blog

Can a computer pick out and identify guns directly from video footage, without the aid of a human? That’s the technology being demonstrated by a program at the Spanish University of Granada, which earlier this year released a video purporting to show an computer artificial intelligence doing just th…

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