Flagging extremist content online

AI / Machine Learning / Terrorism / ASI Data Science / UK Home Office / Daesh

Introduction It is well known that online propaganda from terrorist organisations plays a key part in radicalisation in Europe and the UK. In collaboration with the UK Home Office, we recently developed and tested an AI algorithm designed to detect such propaganda on the web. Following media coverage of the…

Fire engine staff optimisation at the London Fire Brigade

Machine Learning / supervised learning / gradient boosted trees / optimisation

By AndrĂ© Richter, ASI Fellow, May 2017 The emergency responses of the London Fire Brigade (LFB) are complex operations involving a variety of specialised skills. Not all skills are shared by all firefighters, so unanticipated disruptions to the team composition (for instance due to sickness) frequently render teams unable to…

What kind of gamer are you?

Machine Learning / clustering / k-means / player behaviour

By Alex Adam, ASI Fellow, May 2017 The video game industry is enormous. By many accounts, it is larger than either the film or music industry and yet it is also much more volatile. Studios can rise to fame in a matter of months and then collapse just as rapidly.…

Building intelligent customer service

Data Science / Machine Learning / SVM / NLP / SherlockML

By Angus Williams, ASI Fellow, May 2017 Customer services can be frustrating. Whether it be negotiating menus over the phone, unsure which option fits with our query, or reading long lists of FAQs online, we can end up bored and irritated. Fortunately, forward thinking businesses that understand the power of…

Supporting STEM Education with Adaptive Learning

Machine Learning / Data Science / STEM / XGBoost / Education

by Valentina Salvatelli Studying science is very hard. Having a great tutor to help and motivate you, makes a real difference in the development of strong scientific and problem-solving skills. Unfortunately, the majority of students does not have access to any specialised and tailored STEM education. This often translates into…