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Outsmarting Smugglers: Contraband detection in the era of AI

AI is transforming smuggling detection by predicting high-risk shipments through analysis of various textual data. The emerging frontier is image-recognition algorithms trained on thousands of X-ray images annotated by experts. As smuggling techniques get more sophisticated, so too must our methods of detection.

January 4th, 2024

S2 University’s Global Smuggling Trends Report

Take a look at the S2U website’s special feature, Global Smuggling Trends Report . This interacti...

November 8th, 2023
AI + Customs to Accelerate Secure Trade

AI + Customs to Accelerate Secure Trade

In the world of artificial intelligence, data is the most valuable asset.

October 25th, 2023

Data Drives Algorithms That Deliver Inspection Efficiencies

Algorithms that build upon a weak data foundation can lead to subtle vulnerabilities in the screening process.

October 25th, 2023

Validating Good Data for Successful Algorithm Application

CertScan IQ performs a quality check on data to maintain the integrity of fast moving inspection operations.

October 25th, 2023
AI-It's not what you think

AI – It’s Probably Not What You Think

To truly understand and exploit the power of AI, it might first be useful to compare how computers learn to how humans learn.

October 25th, 2023

Agents without Training is Like a Port of Entry without Inspections

I assert that the simple reason for this lack of trust in AI should focus on training. As cited above, all AI algorithms, whether machine learning- or neural network-based, require training using vast amounts of data. While essential, database size alone is insufficient.

October 12th, 2023

Accelerate: Inspection with AI for Customs

In this issue of Accelerate we take a look at aspects of artificial intelligence and algorithms for inspection applications furthering Customs capabilities and how AI can be developed to support the work officers perform day to day.

September 23rd, 2023

Border Security – Scanning And Threat Detection – The Path To Ai

AI’s success should be built upon a solid foundation of appropriate inputs, including a significant body of scanned images and the appropriate algorithms to guide machine learning towards reasonable, accurate outcomes. 

March 22nd, 2023

Accelerate: Data Driven Inspection For Fast, Secure Trade

Digital Transformation has brought new opportunities for Customs agencies to use technology in or...

January 1st, 2023

One Click Design

Getting tasks completed in a fast environment can be frustrating without the right tools. Your user interface has to help you to get them done quickly and reliably. What if you could have every piece of information you needed to make a security screening decision at your fingertips?

October 14th, 2022

Meeting Environmental Goals Through Integrated Inspection

CertScan propels environmental sustainability through combining of resources under one workflow, reducing energy use, using less resources, accelerating trade, reducing emissions by faster clearance times.

October 14th, 2022
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