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Himmelreich Weighs in on Use of AI-Powered Weapons Scanners in Lifewire

June 10, 2022


Johannes Himmelreich

Johannes Himmelreich

A growing number of cities are considering using artificial intelligence (AI)-powered weapons scanners after high-profile mass shootings in a move that’s raising privacy and other concerns. Johannes Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs and senior research associate in the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute, says that "the idea of fixing the gun problem in this country with AI is just terrible." 

Himmelreich adds that this proposal tries to apply a technological fix to a social problem. "Such attempts are generally misguided. Even worse: they take the oxygen out of pertinent solutions."

Read more in the Lifewire article, "AI-Powered Gun Scanners Could Help Fight Crime."

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