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US sells ammo in vending machines - artificial intelligence checks age

US sells ammo in vending machines - artificial intelligence checks age
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In Oklahoma, Alabama, USA, vending machines have appeared that sell bullets - artificial intelligence checks the faces and documents of buyers. The company American Rounds says it uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition technologies to verify the age of buyers.

Americans really love guns. Half of them say they have guns at home, the USA surpass all other countries on Earth when it comes to the density of guns per population (the second country in terms of the number of guns, Yemen, has much less). The USA is the only country that has more guns than people. Therefore, the appearance of bullets in vending machines is not surprising, although it is worrying.

Surprisingly, there are few rules in the USA regarding the purchase of ammunition, but there are age restrictions. Federal law dictates that a buyer must be at least 18 years old to purchase ammunition for long guns, such as rifles and shotguns, and 21 years old for handguns.

"Our smart retail automatic ammunition dispensers have built-in artificial intelligence technology, card scanning capability, and facial recognition software. Each part of the software works together to verify if the person using the machine matches the scanned information," the company's website says.

Currently, automatic bullet sales are available at six locations in Oklahoma and Alabama. On Friday, a store in Tuscaloosa removed one of the machines after "the legality of the machine was questioned" at a city council meeting. The city's legal department acknowledged that the machines are legal if they comply with proper zoning requirements. The store stated that they "removed the machine on July 3 due to lack of sales."

Source: Gizmodo

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