Artificial intelligence to be used in fight against drug trafficking in Antwerp

Thursday, 15 November 2018 14:52
Given the almost tenfold increase of cocaine seized annually in the Port of Antwerp between 2013 and 2017, Customs is planning to use new technologies to scan and analyze the containers.
A study will be conducted in this research area by the IMEC consortium, University of Antwerp, FPS Finance said Wednesday.

“The IMEC consortium, University of Antwerp, with the help of the European Commission will, in an initial phase, develop a scenario via a technological feasibility study on this subject. The main objective of this study is to check if it is technically possible to scan all containers entering and leaving the port of Antwerp with minimal or no delay in the supply chain. In addition, the analysis of the large number of scanned images would be performed by Artificial Intelligence,’’ FPS Finance says.

The results of the feasibility study are expected in mid-April 2019.

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