SBRI still imagery challenge

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Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI): Identify, catalogue and analyse terrorist still imagery online

One of the Research, Information and Communications Unit’s (RICU) primary objectives is to help prevent people from being drawn into extremism and terrorism. This is mainly achieved through the removal of terrorist propaganda online and the promotion of counter narrative communications campaigns.

More than 80% of terrorist media shared online by the group’s supporters is still imagery. RICU forecast that terrorist propaganda will increasingly be used to exploit local issues in the UK, Europe and North America. For this purpose they will rely on supporter-produced imagery. Such propaganda is highly dangerous because it is so often created both by and for our own citizens.

SBRI is looking to develop technology that automates the detection of still imagery.

Organisations can apply to develop solutions for automatic identification, cataloguing and analysis of online still imagery. This is phase one of a two-phase competition.

  • Competition opens: Monday 14 May 2018
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 20 June 2018 12:00pm

Register your interest