adVANced technoloGical solutions coupled with societal-oriented Understanding and AwaReness for Disrupting trafficking in human beings

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Sara Díaz
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VANGUARD aims to strengthen the fight against trafficking in human beings (THB) at the nexus of advanced technological solutions, understanding, awareness raising, and training in order to disrupt the trafficking chain at an early stage and address the culture of impunity, with particular focus on THB for purposes of sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, and forced criminality. 

VANGUARD KoM in Thessaloniki, Greece (7-8 November 2023)

VANGUARD will develop a set of tools for detecting, identifying, investigating, and preventing online-facilitated THB activities and THB-related activities at (border) checkpoints based on the analysis of online multimedia content and multimodal streams, by leveraging the latest advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Our role

The Computer Vision Team will develop an AI-based tool to perform human detection and re-identification in visual content through combining visual and text-based search. The tool will enable search, identification and re-identification of persons of interest, both victims and perpetrators. This project is aligned with the work being developed for the BDS Computer Vision Platform at Eviden's BDS division.