Will be working with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) which funds innovative, exploitable ideas that could lead to a cost-effective advantage for UK armed forces and national security.
DASA has selected Liopa to take part in a new initiative. It will be investigating how behavioural analytics can improve understanding and measurement, help make confident and ethical predictions, and guide better judgements on interventions for defence and security.
DASA, a cross-Government organisation, finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity. Its vision is for the UK to maintain its strategic advantage over its adversaries through the most innovative defence and security capabilities in the world.
Liopa will leverage its existing Visual Speech Recognition (VSR) technology which deciphers speech from analysis of Lip Movements for activities such as key word spotting. The existing VSR engine takes, as input, video of a subject(s) speaking. It uses advanced AI-Based techniques to predict most likely utterances. Liopa will adapt its technology to identify utterances of specified words in uploaded video content, where audio is either not present or of very poor quality.
“This competition set out to find and fund a wide range of exciting and diverse proposals to advance Behaviour Analytics capabilities for the Defence and Security sector. A large number of high quality proposals were received and we are delighted to offer Liopa this contract through the Defence and Security Accelerator,” commented Richard Leigh, Influence Programme Manager, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.
Liam McQuillan, Founder and CEO, Liopa, said, “This represents a considerable stamp of approval. We were able to show how our idea will work, and how it fits in with a larger ecosystem and other data analytics feeds. We’ve the relevant Artificial Intelligence expertise and capability inhouse, and we’ll also be looking to grow our team of experts in Belfast.”