Articles by Tom Avery

School Shooting AI 03.25.18

Holistic Artificial Intelligence Can Solve the Plague of School Shootings

Another school shooting. Another round of demands for answers. Another debate over the same set of options—from gun control, to arming teachers, to improving the mental healthcare system. The end result: more school shootings. However, a real solution to this crisis may be within reach due to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that…

AI Opioid Crisis 01.6.18

AI Data Analysis Takes on the Opioid Crisis

Each day, more than 90 people die from opioid overdoses in the United States, twice the death rate suffered by U.S. soldiers during the peak year of the Vietnam War. To address this crisis, an Indianapolis firm is employing AI data analysis techniques to track narcotics abuse trends in real time, helping agencies target their…

London Police Child Abuse 12.22.17

London Police Look to Image Recognition to Uncover Signs of Child Abuse

The process of scanning digital photos and video to find evidence can be taxing on police forces, requiring endless man-hours to examine and evaluate the content of images. This toll is magnified when law enforcement professionals are searching for images that depict child abuse, a process that can have a traumatic impact on investigators’ psyches….