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ZeroEyes Aims to Sell AI Security Tech to the Feds

The company, founded by Navy Seals, markets an AI-powered gun detection platform designed for first responders. Now, via a new subsidiary, ZeroEyes hopes to gain more revenue from federal agencies.

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Pennsylvania-based ZeroEyes, which sells a gun detection platform powered by AI, is launching a subsidiary focused on the federal government.

The new operation is called ZE Government Solutions, or ZEGS.

The company’s efforts will involve unmanned aerial drones, robotic dogs carrying AI gun detection tools and portable digital video security systems, according to a statement.

Its debut follows news that ZeroEyes, via a deal with the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance, or NCPA, would sell its AI-based video analytics platform via pre-negotiated contracts. That product relies upon real-time video analytics and a database about seized guns to help police respond to emergency incidents.

Now, through the new subsidiary, ZeroEyes intends to provide what it calls its “proactive detection and situational awareness” technology to the U.S. Department of Defense and other agencies.

“This will allow us to leverage core ZeroEyes technology in applications unique to the federal government,” said JT Wilkins, senior vice president of sales, in a statement.

The company began selling computer vision tech to the Department of Defense in 2020, via an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office. The goal there is to “build weapons recognition software for base force protection platforms,” according to the statement.

ZeroEyes, founded by U.S. Navy Seals, also has landed other deals that involved small drones and robotics.

“ZE Government Solutions will be a natural progression of ZeroEyes’ federal business, and we are excited to continue building relevant and proactive capabilities for our federal customers,” said Kieran Carroll, ZeroEyes’ chief strategy officer, in that statement. “ZEGS will also employ a robust federal government affairs effort aimed at educating federal policymakers on emerging defense technology and capabilities.”