Computer Vision for OSINT Research
VFRAME develops and applies state-of-the-art computer vision technologies to human rights research and conflict zone monitoring.
September 2022: Scheduled release of 9N235/210 submunition detector
August 2022: VFRAME announces partnership with Tech 4 Tracing to gain access to munitions for scanning and benchmark datasets.
June 2022: Adam Harvey presents VFRAME's latest technology and research at the United Nations Eighth Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms and Light Weapons in NYC
Below ⤵︎ Latest prototype for a publicly available 9N235/210 object detector
Human rights researchers often rely on videos shared online to document war crimes, atrocities, and human rights violations. Manually reviewing these videos is expensive, does not scale, and can cause vicarious trauma. As an increasing number of videos are posted, a new approach is needed to understand these large datasets.
VFRAME has been working with Mnemonic.org, a Berlin-based organization dedicated to documenting war crimes and human rights violations, to develop computer vision tools to address these challenges.
Specifically, VFRAME has been developing a scalable computer vision system for large-scale analysis of video archives to detect illegal munitions, and redaction tools to blur faces. VFRAME can detect objects, such as the RBK-250 munition found in videos from the Syrian conflict, with up to 99% accuracy at over 400 FPS on a single desktop.
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