The United States Air Force is now employing the use of a brand-new system that utilizes artificial intelligence and drone technology to prevent active shooters on military installations.
This really makes you wonder how long it will be before we see the application of this technology for active shooter situations in schools and other public places.
There’s a lot that’s cool about the use of modern tech, but it’s also a bit scary when you realize the folks who are in our government that want us to take all kinds of experimental vaccines and are dying to be able to monitor what’s being said anywhere and everywhere, are the same individuals who would be authorizing the use of this technology in active shooter situations.
According to The Daily Wire, a company known as ZeroEyes has built a system that is called “The Drone-Robot Enabled Active Shooter Deterrence System,” which will be combined with artificial intelligence gun-detection software currently being used by the security camera system installed Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
“The entire idea behind the platform is being able to take a robot and ultimately impede, disorient an active threat on an installation before they can do any more damage,” JT Wilkins of ZeroEyes went on to say about the project.
“As the huge majority of active shooter situations feature the shooter with a weapon exposed for two to 30 minutes before the weapon is fired, the drone employed by the Air Force would sound a siren or use a strobe to distract the shooter,” the report continued.
“That’s ultimately where we want to be able to get these detections out and be able to send a robot to potentially interdict while we’re getting up a squad car from one side of the base to the other,” Wilkins said, going on to add, “You know that every AI is going to throw false positives, and that’s why we put a human reviewer in there to make sure that we can mitigate some of that.”
After the threat has been verified, the actual human who is then responsible for the launch of the robotic canine or whatever form of response that has been deemed appropriate for the situation will then start the reaction.
“The pilot will continue over a 15-month period through a $750,000 direct-to-phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from AFWERX, the service’s technology accelerator,” National Defense Magazine said.
“A review of media reports by The New York Times found 30 shootings and other violent episodes at American military installations since the Fort Hood attack in 2009,” The New York Times stated in a report from 2019.
“You would think that one place that would be almost immune from these sorts of attacks would be a military base,” Neal M. Sher, who was the attorney who represented the victims of the first Fort Hood attack, went on to say.
First Lt. Patrick Cook, who was a survivor of the first Fort Hood attack back in 2014, said, “This will happen again, and again until we learn the lesson that suppressing the bearing of arms doesn’t prevent horrific crimes, it invites them,” talking of the rules that prevent soldiers and sailors from being allowed to carry their personal firearms at the base.