Machine Vision to Stop Human Trafficking

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Machine Vision to Stop Human Trafficking

Another exciting application of machine learning, in this case, using Amazon’s facial recognition software to identify victims of human trafficking. Very innovative and inspiring.

Thanks, Wasim Muklashy. Good catch.

Originally shared by Wasim Muklashy

AI Tool Helps Law Enforcement Find Victims of Human Trafficking

“Emily Kennedy was a rather sheltered teenager when she first learned about sex trafficking. She was 16 on a trip to Macedonia, and she couldn’t quite understand the desperation with which children were cleaning the car she was in when they had stopped at a stoplight. “My friend said the kids were trafficked by the Russian mob, and if they don’t bring home enough money each day, they will be punished,” Kennedy said on stage Friday at the Women in the World event, an annual live journalism event held in New York City.

She kept chewing on the problem studying humanities at Carnegie Mellon University. She thought she might go to law school. But then, as she was working on her senior thesis (Kennedy graduated in 2012), she connected with a few machine learning experts and engineers at the university who had designed technology to solve a number of other complex issues, such as “epidemic detection and food safety,” Kennedy tells me.

It was the right recipe for a collaboration that could change how victims of human trafficking were found…”

https://futurism.com/ai-tool-law-enforcement-stop-human-trafficking/

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https://futurism.com/ai-tool-law-enforcement-stop-human-trafficking/amp/

20 comments

  1. And so Gideon Rosenblatt, if this were to get in the wrong hands, couldn’t it be used to find the girl by the bad guys? So she can never get away? (Thinking of the late Laston Kirkland’s short stories…)

  2. And so Gideon Rosenblatt, if this were to get in the wrong hands, couldn’t it be used to find the girl by the bad guys? So she can never get away? (Thinking of the late Laston Kirkland’s short stories…)

  3. An excellent point, Meg Tufano. I suppose it’s a bit like assuming that drones will never fall into America’s enemies’ hands.

  4. An excellent point, Meg Tufano. I suppose it’s a bit like assuming that drones will never fall into America’s enemies’ hands.

  5. Of course Gideon Rosenblatt, thanks so much for sharing. Yeah, there’s lots of incredible stuff happening right now. Some seem to think it’s a horrible time to be alive, personally, I can’t think of a more amazing time to be alive.

  6. Of course Gideon Rosenblatt, thanks so much for sharing. Yeah, there’s lots of incredible stuff happening right now. Some seem to think it’s a horrible time to be alive, personally, I can’t think of a more amazing time to be alive.

  7. Meg Tufano Perhaps, but there’s another aspect that hasn’t come together yet with the A.I. we’re building, and that’s blockchain and Direct Acyclic Graph (DAG) technology, which allows for a public distributed immutable ledger, allowing every step of every move to be tracked. If you put the good person on that ledger connected to that A.I., it’s impossible to, one, decouple them from that ledger, and two, mistake them for someone or something else – hence, the system will be able to immediately detect any tomfoolery. It’s all quite incredible. Start studying things like Quantstamp and IOTA and it’ll blow your mind. It’s already being implemented for supply chain tracking and accountability, there’s no reason it can’t be used for people as well.

  8. Meg Tufano Perhaps, but there’s another aspect that hasn’t come together yet with the A.I. we’re building, and that’s blockchain and Direct Acyclic Graph (DAG) technology, which allows for a public distributed immutable ledger, allowing every step of every move to be tracked. If you put the good person on that ledger connected to that A.I., it’s impossible to, one, decouple them from that ledger, and two, mistake them for someone or something else – hence, the system will be able to immediately detect any tomfoolery. It’s all quite incredible. Start studying things like Quantstamp and IOTA and it’ll blow your mind. It’s already being implemented for supply chain tracking and accountability, there’s no reason it can’t be used for people as well.

  9. Wasim Muklashy Surely it will require good people to maintain it? And that’s always the problem, isn’t it?

  10. Wasim Muklashy Surely it will require good people to maintain it? And that’s always the problem, isn’t it?

  11. Meg Tufano Ha! Well, it depends on how you look at it. For one, I tend to believe, that as a whole, humanity is more ultimately good than bad (the news just likes the extreme bad because that’s what gets the eyeballs and the eyeballs are what get the advertising dollars), and, more importantly, two, with blockchain technology, once it’s launched, there is no maintenance needed. It’s the same base tech used for things like cryptocurrency and IOT applications – essentially, as a distributed encrypted ledger that is distributed across all networks using that particular blockchain, it’s maintained by the whole of the users, which is the beauty of it. We got this, the future is pretty rad!

  12. Meg Tufano Ha! Well, it depends on how you look at it. For one, I tend to believe, that as a whole, humanity is more ultimately good than bad (the news just likes the extreme bad because that’s what gets the eyeballs and the eyeballs are what get the advertising dollars), and, more importantly, two, with blockchain technology, once it’s launched, there is no maintenance needed. It’s the same base tech used for things like cryptocurrency and IOT applications – essentially, as a distributed encrypted ledger that is distributed across all networks using that particular blockchain, it’s maintained by the whole of the users, which is the beauty of it. We got this, the future is pretty rad!

  13. Gideon Rosenblatt how are sure are you it’s not in the hands of the enemies

  14. Gideon Rosenblatt how are sure are you it’s not in the hands of the enemies

  15. Linda Gray, not sure at all, but I had a few back and forths with the creator over Twitter and I get the sense that access to this particular application is tightly controlled.

  16. Linda Gray, not sure at all, but I had a few back and forths with the creator over Twitter and I get the sense that access to this particular application is tightly controlled.

  17. Gideon Rosenblatt I live in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (where they SECRETLY made the nuclear bomb). It was called “The Secret City.” And so although I am all about hope and faith? Thinking that one can keep anything that is true to nature (i.e., can be discovered by studying the way things are (such as nuclear energy)) is just hubris.

  18. Gideon Rosenblatt I live in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (where they SECRETLY made the nuclear bomb). It was called “The Secret City.” And so although I am all about hope and faith? Thinking that one can keep anything that is true to nature (i.e., can be discovered by studying the way things are (such as nuclear energy)) is just hubris.

  19. Gideon Rosenblatt hmm ok then let’s hope it works out well

  20. Gideon Rosenblatt hmm ok then let’s hope it works out well

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