DHS, Canada Apply AI to Paramedic Operations

Jeff Brody

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the creation of an artificial intelligence platform designed to inform paramedic decision making. U.S. and Canadian organizations worked together to develop the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and Synthesis or AUDREY, DHS said Thursday. Members and associates of Canada's Hastings County Council demonstrated the application of AI and situational awareness technology in paramedic operations. 

"We are trying to enhance the experience of the paramedics by using artificial intelligence," said Denis Gusty, program manager at DHS' Science and Technology Directorate. "We’ve programmed that into AUDREY to see whether or not AUDREY can assimilate itself, and exercise or execute some of the steps or actions of the paramedic using artificial intelligence," he added.

The partnership also held informative sessions and a presentation on AUDREY during the demonstration event. 

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