School Safety Guns

ZeroEyes analyst Mario Hernandez demonstrates the use of artificial intelligence with surveillance cameras to identify visible guns at the company's operations center, Friday, May 10, 2024, in Conshohocken, Pa.



TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) 鈥 Kansas could soon offer up to $5 million in grants for schools to outfit surveillance cameras with artificial intelligence systems that can spot people carrying guns. But the governor needs to approve the expenditures and the schools must meet some very specific criteria.

The AI software must be patented, 鈥渄esignated as qualified anti-terrorism technology,鈥 in compliance with certain security industry standards, already in use in at least 30 states and capable of detecting 鈥渢hree broad firearm classifications with a minimum of 300 subclassifications鈥 and 鈥渁t least 2,000 permutations,鈥 among other things.

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