Trilateral Research joins College of Policing’s ‘Vulnerability in Policing’ event

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Date: 13 February 2024

Trilateral Research’s Dr Julia Muraszkiewicz and Lincolnshire Police’s Detective Inspector James Hoyes presented CESIUM an ethical AI solution for child safeguarding, to an audience of police analysts and researchers, experts in identifying vulnerability in policing. Organised by the Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme, the event, held on Tuesday 13 February 2024, reflected the reality that identification of vulnerability within policing is a challenging area, with increasing levels of demand, complexity and scrutiny.

CESIUM, co-designed by Trilateral Research and Lincolnshire Police, was launched in November 2023, after six years of development and validation. The event provided Trilateral and Lincolnshire Police the opportunity to demonstrate how AI, when used ethically and responsibly, can be used to better identify vulnerability, and allowed the co-design partnership to share emerging practice and knowledge gained.

Using state of the art sociotech methods, CESIUM harnesses the power of ethical AI to support safeguarding partnerships in their efforts to tackle child exploitation. Initial validation exercises saw 16 vulnerable children identified up to six months before the existing process, and three vulnerable children who would have otherwise been lost in the data.

Explaining how CESIUM and Trilateral’s other ethical AI tools can support efforts to tackle vulnerability in policing, Dr Muraszkiewicz said,


The technology is available to safeguard children and the expertise is there to do so safely and responsibly. We need to invest into tools that can allow stakeholders to focus on the most important aspect of their job, safeguarding the vulnerable.



Find out more about Trilateral Research’s groundbreaking approach to ethical AI here.

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