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New NASA technology saves lives

Blog Post created by Michal Holland Employee on Aug 26, 2016

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The Los Angeles Daily News reports that NASA has created artificial intelligence (AI) to make the quick decisions needed to help save the lives of first responders during dangerous situations. The system is called AUDREY which stands for Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and sYnthesis.

 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) joined forces with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop the new AI. DHS hopes that the technology will become a game-changing resource for the “Next Generation First Responder. “AUDREY pulls data from the environment and the equipment carried by first responders, and detects any temperature changes, gases or other threats. If AUDREY picks up any concern signals, a warning will be sent to the person in the field.

 

This artificial intelligence bridges the gap in communications and shares situational information with more than one agency at the same time. As reported in NFPA Journal®, emergency responders are increasingly outfitted with sensors, heads up displays and augmented glasses. Data collected can then be shared with fire leader’s onsite to determine the location of firefighters, their vital signs and any potential hazards on scene. AUDREY can also tap into a home’s smart technology to determine any causes or trouble spots.

 

If all goes according to plan, firefighters will have found a great friend in AUDREY.

 

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that NASA has created artificial intelligence (AI) to make the quick decisions needed to help save the lives of first responders during dangerous situations. The system is called AUDREY which stands for Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and sYnthesis.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) joined forces with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop the new AI. DHS hopes that the technology will become a game-changing resource for the “Next Generation First Responder. “AUDREY pulls data from the environment and the equipment carried by first responders, and detects any temperature changes, gases or other threats. If AUDREY picks up any concern signals, a warning will be sent to the person in the field.

This artificial intelligence bridges the gap in communications and shares situational information with more than one agency at the same time. As reported in NFPA Journal®, emergency responders are increasingly outfitted with sensors, heads up displays and augmented glasses. Data collected can then be shared with fire leader’s onsite to determine the location of firefighters, their vital signs and any potential hazards on scene. AUDREY can also tap into a home’s smart technology to determine any causes or trouble spots.

If all goes according to plan, firefighters will have found a great friend in AUDREY.

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