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Camden Yards to Test Using AI for Security at Some Orioles Games This Season


Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The technology is designed for indoor and outdoor use at high-volume facilities such as sporting venues, airports, schools and houses of worship, where large crowds can move through efficiently in a socially distanced way.

Credit: Steve Helber/AP

If you're heading out to a ballgame at Oriole Park at Camden Yards next spring, you might become a test subject for a new security technology that uses low-energy radar with 3D imaging and artificial intelligence to detect hidden threats.

The unobtrusive system could ease and speed up security checks at the ballpark, reducing the need for emptying pockets at metal detectors, bag checks and pat-downs.

The Maryland Stadium Authority said that it will be a test site for Hexwave, a walk-through, contactless portal that can screen 1,000 people per hour. The technology was developed by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology lab and licensed by Liberty Defense Holdings, which is aiming to launch the product on the commercial market late next year.

From The Baltimore Sun
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