New software will detect child porn and terrorist material in seconds

New technology has been developed that will enable police to automatically identify illegal video content and digital images relating to child abuse or terrorism in a matter of seconds.

Mar 8, 2012
By Paul Jacques

New technology has been developed that will enable police to automatically identify illegal video content and digital images relating to child abuse or terrorism in a matter of seconds.

Forensic Pathways has signed a joined agreement with Icelandic company Videntifier Technologies to supply the automatic video recognition software to the international market. The software automatically identifies illegal video content and digital images applicable to child abuse and terrorist material.

Herwig Lejsek, CEO of Videntifier Technologies, explained: “Police efforts have been isolated because no tools have been available that can effectively handle large amounts of multi-media data in forensic investigations.”

Dr Richard Leary, MBE, of Forensic Pathways, added: “Modern communication technology has resulted in billions of videos and still images being generated and shared daily.

“The challenge is the ability to use technology to automatically process enormous amounts of data and identify illegal content. This global venture provides the solution, speeding up investigation time and improving the working conditions for investigators, as well as ensuring the ability for cross border collaboration.”

“The global significance of this joint venture is that it effectively fast-tracks technologies designed to protect the vulnerable, ie, our children, along with all countries committed to the fight against global terrorism,” said Deborah Leary, OBE, CEO of Forensic Pathways.

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