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NASA Develops Cloud-Based AI Tech for Public Safety Use

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NavyC5ISRNASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a cloud-based artificial intelligence software intended to filter public safety information from multiple sources and help first responders gain situational awareness, FCW reported Monday.

Adam Mazmanian writes that JPL designed Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and sYnthesis as a distributed computing architecture that works to access public-facing social media feeds or data gathered by sensors and wearable cameras.

“Audrey knows how to do research,” Ed Chow, homeland security project portfolio lead at JPL’s National Space Technology Applications Office, was quoted as saying by FCW.

John Merrill, director at the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office for Interoperability and Compatibility, said at a recent public communications industry forum that DHS is seeking partners to demonstrate Audrey within the next eight to 16 months, the report said.

Mazmanian reports the AI tool also has potential applications in space exploration, military and intelligence programs and could go live in two years.

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