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Let's do a little #AIhype analysis, shall we? Shotspotter claims to be able to detect gunshots from audio, and its use case is to alert the cops so they can respond.

Q1: Is it plausible that a system could give the purported output (time & location of gunshot) given the inputs (audio recordings from surveillance microphones deployed in a neighborhood)?

A1: At a guess, such a system could detect loud noises that include gunshots (but lots of other things) and might be able to provide some location information (which mics picked it up?) but keep in mind that cityscapes provide lots of opportunities for echos...

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