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Project SEEKER: Using artificial intelligence for good 

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Project SEEKER is pioneering multi-species artificial intelligence (AI) models built using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Services. It can automatically detect illegally trafficked wildlife concealed within luggage and cargo.  Illegal wildlife trafficking is worth $23 billion per year1. That makes it the fourth-largest illegal trade in the world, following only drugs, guns, and human trafficking2. One…Read more

5 critical areas emergency response solutions must address 

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Efficient, effective emergency response is critical to public safety. In an ever-changing world, more challenges arise every day for our first responders, from 911 triage and dispatch operations to response to incidents from multiple agencies. To ensure the highest levels of service, the following five areas must be addressed: Modernizing of legacy systemsIntegrating different protocols…Read more

Lessons from the pandemic are shaping the future of public safety 

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced a seismic shift in how public sector organizations engage with their communities and constituents. Technology played a crucial role in keeping agencies open and able to serve the public—through greater reliance on virtual meetings, more accessible online portals, and AI-based chatbots to help the public find answers to their questions quickly,…Read more

Preparing for the post-pandemic fallout in child welfare 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought pain to people and economies around the globe. But the invisible damage has yet to appear. Well-meaning lockdowns will have unintended consequences after a year of isolation for vulnerable children and families….Read more

Public safety benefits from digital transformation 

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Microsoft webinar explores the digital future of public safety Creating safer communities is everyone’s goal. But that is more challenging than ever due to COVID-19, and now even those who work to keep us safe are themselves in danger as well. To meet these challenges, agencies are embracing digital transformation. This shift gives public safety…Read more

Court is in session, just not in a courthouse 

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What was needed by court systems was a more tailored solution to meet the needs of a court. Virtual Hearings was the answer to the ask of customers to help replicate the functionality of the court process from a remote posture….Read more