Advancements in AI Providing a Path to Safer People and Property

Artificial Intelligence has positively contributed to addressing significant global challenges like climate change and public health via weather modeling and early disease detection. Of the many distinct advantages, AI can more accurately make predictions, expedite decision-making, and constantly improve over time.

As investors in the Frontier domain, we continually strive to support companies solving important societal challenges with AI. One such challenge has been the heartbreaking increase in the number of mass shootings over the last decade.

ZeroEyes, founded in 2018 by former US Navy SEALs and technology experts, is on a mission to make people and property safer from this increase in gun violence. The company’s AI visual gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software works to proactively minimize gun-related incidents and enable faster response times from law enforcement.

ZeroEyes’ platform is layered on existing digital security cameras at schools, businesses, and government offices where it analyzes video streams frame-by-frame in real-time, looking only for an image of a firearm. If a gun is identified, images are instantly shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC), the industry's only U.S.-based, fully in-house operation center, which is staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained military and law enforcement veterans. If these experts determine that the threat is valid, they dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence — including visual description, gun type, and last known location — to local security or supervisors on site, as well as local emergency response teams as quickly as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.

With this “human in the loop” approach, the potential to misinterpret the image is reduced significantly. On campuses, for example, most K-12 schools and universities have security cameras; however, most of these cameras are not actively monitored by security personnel for major threats, such as a brandished firearm on school property. In our first meeting with co-founder and CEO Mike Lahiff, he described his concern after dropping his daughter off at school and learning the dozens of security cameras were only used to review recorded video after an incident had already occurred.

Early detection can dramatically improve response time and save lives. Today, ZeroEyes analyzes over 3B images each day from tens of thousands of security cameras across 40 states. With over 100M security cameras installed in the US alone, there is a significant opportunity to enhance these existing cameras that are already nationally deployed.

Intel Capital is proud to participate in ZeroEyes’ $53M+ Series B financing, and welcome Mike Lahiff and his team into the Intel Capital family. We look forward to working closely with ZeroEyes to provide a next-generation solution to keeping people and property safer.