The police body camera industry is the latest to jump on the artificial intelligence bandwagon, bringing new powers and privacy concerns to a controversial technology bolstered by the need to hold police accountable after numerous high-profile killings of unarmed black citizens. Now, that tech is about to get smarter.
Last week, Taser, the stun gun company that has recently become an industry leader in body-mounted cameras, announced the creation of its own in-house artificial intelligence division. The new unit will utilize the company’s acquisition of two AI-focused firms: Dextro, a New York-based computer vision startup, and Misfit, another computer vision company previously owned by the watch manufacturer Fossil. Taser says the newly formed division will develop AI-powered tech specifically aimed at law enforcement, using automation and machine learning algorithms to let cops search for people and objects in video footage captured by on-body camera systems.
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Officers were forced to unleash tear-gas on angry crowds as buildings and rubbish bins were set on fire around the Barbes Metro station, which is just around the corner from the Eurostar hub at Gare du Nord.
As fire crews went in to extinguish the blazes, lines of riot police were attacked, and shops were looted.
A policeman at the scene said: “Windows have been smashed and officers attacked.
“Small groups of protestors wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.
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We’re now living in an era where it’s become cool and hip to bash police officers, thanks in large part to the liberal media, which has propagated a false narrative that paints cops up as evil racist miscreants.
The reasoning for this nonsense is to help make liberal politicians look like civil rights heroes in order to win over minority voters to the Democratic Party.
However, things are taking a seriously awful turn after the American Civil Liberties Union has come out criticizing a high school for holding an event that honors first responders and military.