Wednesday, December 16, 2020

"Companies are using bizarre methods to create algorithms that automatically detect weapons"


To test if their algorithm responds to the intended stimuli, ...staffers have staged armed invasions of their own headquarters using airsoft guns 


His company has used technology made to produce video games to create CGI simulations of the first moments of hold-ups and shooting sprees. They’ve trained the algorithm on Hollywood movies (he named John Wick). And there is also what Fraser dubbed “pajama videos,” homemade clips of employees walking around with guns (real and toy) recorded in their homes during the COVID-19 remote work months. 


Even their public director of marketing...has contributed self-filmed clips of herself marching through her home toting a toy rifle, which “felt very weird, as a non-gun-owner,” she said.