“Artificial intelligence” is one of those terms you hear about all the time now. These days it seems it can write a paper, flavor your Coca-Cola and do so many things humans used to do on their own. Can it also detect a gunman before a gunshot is even fired?
A Prince George’s County, Maryland, company is betting that it can.
Wave Welcome occupies a small office in the National Harbor area, and is led by Vennard Wright, a former Chief Information Officer in Prince George’s County and for WSSC Water, among lots of other companies.
He grew up in the Hillcrest Heights area and lives in Clinton now, and was inspired to come up with the technology back in the spring when a group of teenage boys rushed on to a school bus and tried to shoot another student.
“We’ve developed a platform called PerVista, which leverages AI to analyze security camera’s video streams, and the goal is to detect firearms,” Wright said.