Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Hit The StockHit The Stock

Tech News

NYC’s AI gun detectors hardly work

Photo illustration of an NYPD officer in a subway station behind a pixelated gun.
Cath Virginia / The Verge | Photos from Getty Images

When New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the city would be testing out AI gun detectors on at subway stations last week, he touted the technology as “clearly impressive.” But critics, including the Legal Aid Society, were immediately skeptical of the pilot — and as it turns out, they were right to be.

When the city installed Evolv scanners at a hospital in the Bronx in 2022, the machines frequently reported false positives, according to a public records request obtained by Hell Gate. In the seven months that the Evolv scanners were active, 50,000 of the 194,000 scans resulted in a positive alarm — 85 percent of which were false positives. Most of the actual positives were triggered by police officers; just 295 were triggered by…

Continue reading…

You May Also Like

Editor's Pick

Marc Joffe Performance measurement in the public sector can be challenging, and state and local governments too often avoid the task entirely. However, the...

Editor's Pick

Chris Edwards President Biden has released his proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2025 and beyond. The proposal includes a raft of spending increases, including...

Editor's Pick

Patrick G. Eddington In a fiery 40‐​minute press conference attended by almost a dozen House Freedom Caucus (HFC) members, the group discussed the current state of...

Editor's Pick

Colin Grabow Economic strategist and author David P. Goldman is concerned about the state of American manufacturing. Describing the sector as critical to both...