Can a computer program catch a bad guy before he even commits a crime? MARTA will soon see. The transit agency has contracted with a Houston-based security firm to analyze its surveillance video using an artificial-intelligence-based software that “learns” to distinguish normal behavior from that which seems suspicious.
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But none of us have felt it quite like an unnamed Georgia man who allegedly shot himself in the privates as he was holstering his .45.
13wmaz.com in Macon reports the man was stopped at a Sunoco gas station on Zebulon Road last Thursday when the incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m.
Somehow, the man was able to drive to a friend’s house nearby where he, according to the news station, he “took off his pants and saw that he had ‘shot himself in the penis and that the bullet exited out of his buttocks.'”
The bullet fell to the floor.
The man was hospitalized but his medical condition was not cited.
News to Me is a blog (not a news article) written Monday-Friday and any other day George finds spare time to do such a thing.
George has been a local news editor with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1999. Earlier attempts at journalism included stops in Valdosta, Cordele and Tifton.
A lifelong resident of Georgia, he was raised in Berrien County. He’s fond of guitars, homemade beer and finding interesting news nuggets on the wire, Internet and Twitter.