Default criteria for videos from Axon Cameras
- Media uploaded via Axon Citizen is excluded
- Video must be uploaded by a user within the enrolled agency
- Any video or media shared with an enrolled agency from another Axon Evidence (Evidence.com) agency are excluded
- The video must be present for at least 14 days within Axon Evidence (Evidence.com)
- The video must not be set to 'Restricted'** within Axon Evidence (Evidence.com)
If the default video qualification criteria is not sufficient for your agency needs, please reach out to the Axon AI Research Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ensure your requirements are satisfied.
**Mechanisms for Restricting evidence within Axon Evidence (Evidence.com): https://help.axon.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001163973-Manually-Restricting-Evidence-Inside-My-Agency
Prior to enrolling in the program:
- Engage with your community about your intent to enroll in the Axon AI Data Sharing program. Axon encourages community awareness of customer participation in the Axon AI Data Sharing program.
- Review the default qualification criteria and ensure it aligns with your agency's Axon Evidence (Evidence.com) workflows.
If the default qualification criteria does not meet your needs, contact Axon (email@example.com) to develop alternative qualification criteria
- Assign responsibilities for managing data qualification within Axon Evidence (Evidence.com)
- Educate your users on proper management of data as it relates to data qualification
- Consider configuration of Axon Evidence (Evidence.com) to meet security best practices as outlined here.
Once Customer Data is transferred to the Axon AI Training Center:
- The retention policy from the original source data is not applied to the copy in the Axon AI Training Center, the copy may be retained indefinitely by Axon
- Any applicable audit trail on the original data will not include activities and processing performed against the copy in the Axon AI Training Center
- Axon and enrolled agencies do not have the capability to identify data within the Axon AI Training Center to support requests for data disclosure or erasure or to prevent future processing of the data within the Axon AI Training Center
Data Processing and Handling
- Customer Data is only used for training AI models
- The Axon AI Training Center and Axon AI Data Sharing Program is part of Axon's commitment to compliance with the CJIS Security Policy
- All Axon personnel with access to Customer Data are enrolled in Axon's CJIS personnel security processes
- Customer Data will only be reviewed by members of the Axon AI Training Center for annotation and members of the Axon Research team for quality assurance
- Axon will never externally share, publish, or post Customer Data shared within the Axon AI Data Sharing program
- Customer Data will not be used for any purpose other than for those outlined in the Data Development Agreement
- Axon's Information Security Program is implemented for systems, processes, and people that directly support the Axon AI Training Center and Axon AI Data Sharing Program, including the implementation of logical and physical access management, vulnerability management, configuration management, incident monitoring and response, encryption of videos, security education, risk management, and data protection
- Customer Data is stored and accessed within secure facilities located in the contiguous United States
- Learn more about Axon's commitments to data protection
Ethics in AI
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why does AI need data to 'train'?
AI technologies learn by being exposed to thousands of examples; whether the AI is being trained to identify animals in photographs or automatically transcribe spoken word, the more examples, the better. Similar to humans, AI learns by being “shown” examples of what an animal looks like through photographs. After being exposed to thousands upon thousands of examples, it is able to pick up on the nuances to be able to distinguish one thing from another or understand how people might pronounce words differently.
Why does Axon need data from public safety customers for their training data?
As with any industry, there are challenges specific to public safety that you will not find in any other domain. This is why it is so important to teach Axon's AI models industry specific tasks and nuances. The only way to do that is by using real world public safety data so that Axon's AI technologies are tuned for the public safety domain.
What activities occur in the Axon AI Training Center?
Axon personnel will view Customer Data (for example, videos), or portions of data and identify when things happen on screen. Some of these things include (1) determining high level topics such as differentiating between a traffic stop and a pursuit and (2) identifying granular concepts like an officer walking to a stopped vehicle. Axon personnel identify and annotate items and actions within videos so that Axon's AI training technology can learn from the human annotation. The AI model is developed based on this human input.
If there are videos that contain negative events (e.g. poor officer behavior) will Axon disclose this information to the public or back to the agency?
No, Axon is committed to not disclosing, discussing, or further mentioning videos or Customer Data shared within the Axon AI Data Sharing program. All team members that have access to Customer Data are enrolled in Axon's CJIS personnel security processes and have executed a strict non-disclosure agreement.
Are there impacts to the Chain of Custody for Videos if an agency enrolls in this program?
No, as part of this program, agencies permit Axon to copy certain data stored within their Axon Evidence (Evidence.com) tenant into a separate location to enable Axon to train AI models. At all times, the original data remains in the agency’s custody and control.