AI Tool To Help Prevent Smuggling

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Attempts to smuggle weapons via checkpoints may soon be easily detected with artificial intelligence. Known as eXaminer, this technology can assist image analysts associated with Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at checkpoints for screening parcels, reports Safety4sea.

AI to prevent smuggling

The technology functions with existing X-ray scanners and uses deep-learning computer vision to train the algorithm to recognize threats based on images gathered with time.

When an illegal item appears on the X-ray image, the eXaminer acknowledges the object and alerts image analysts with a box and label around the photograph of the item that appears on the screen.

The solution has undergone two trial phases in 2021 and at the Changi Airfreight Centre this year. The trial indicated that the false alarm rate of the technology was significantly low, below 5%.

eXaminer can also get extended to airports at baggage screening spots, land checkpoints, and ferry terminals, while police may use it for baggage screening at any large-scale event.

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Source: Safety4sea

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