Co-designed with defence and humanitarian users, HAMOC provides an AI-powered analytics capability for machine-speed strategic analysis of the human environment
Understanding the human environment requires accessing large volumes of data, distilling what’s valuable, understanding what’s important, and swiftly integrating this understanding into decision-making.
However, data collection, processing and analysis capabilities currently lag behind what analysts, planners, crisis responders and decision-makers need. This hampers the ability to make fast, agile and evidence-based decisions.
HAMOC leverages scalable cloud technologies, purpose-built AI, machine learning, and socio-technical expertise to address these challenges by:
Supporting more agile, evidence-based decision-making
Exploit the stream of multi-source, multi-format big data to understand the interplays between the human environment, conflict, instability and violence. Automatically ingest data from external APIs and news sources to ensure the operating picture remains current and actionable.
Generate and incorporate Information Requirements (IR) that help turn data and information into knowledge and understanding. Through explainable AI, users understand the sources and characteristics of insights, supporting stronger human judgement and better-informed decisions.
Search, visualise and analyse geographic, temporal and thematic aspects of the human environment – internationally, nationally, and sub-nationally. Refine mission and programme planning by mapping key human environment insecurities, civilian protection issues, threat factors, and potential impacts on civilian populations.
Investigate people, organisations, areas, structures, events, and their relationships to support intelligence preparation of the human environment. Leverage an AI-driven ASCOPE data model to align human environment insights with PMESII-ASCOPE analyses.
Search across all available data in HAMOC using plain language by leveraging HAMOC’s advanced AI technologies. Fuse insights from multiple data sources into a single, unified operating picture of the human environment.
Conduct horizon-scanning to understand changes in the human environment and gain early-warning of potential flashpoints, crises, and issues threatening civilian populations – from climate and health security threats, to physical violence and political instability. Operate proactively against upstream threats while responding more effectively to what’s happening now.
Ingest large volumes of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data from multiple sources in multiple formats, leveraging the power of AWS Cloud for scalability. Deploy your existing models into HAMOC to further bolster your analysis and understanding of the human environment.
Export geospatial layers and visualisations for integration into existing analytical products. Quickly produce clear, actionable analyses on the human environment to support more agile and better-informed decision-making, while improving information sharing with civilian and military partners.
HAMOC as a Capability
Closing the gap between what technology can provide and what real- world users actually need means placing their perspectives and challenges at the heart of sociotechnical development. This is why we took an end-to-end, user-centred approach to HAMOC, building a data analytics capability with our users and for our users. HAMOC has been co-designed through partnership between Trilateral Research and the UK MOD, and was kickstarted via innovation funding from the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA).
Explainable AI in HAMOC
Episode 1 – Dr Julia Muraszkiewicz and Toby Fenton: Humans of security
Dec 18, 2020 • 5:00
In this episode, Julia Muraszkiewicz and Toby Fenton introduce the Humans of Security podcast by outlining the concept of human security and why it matters. In particular, they focus on what human security means for military and humanitarian planners and decision-makers. Dr Julia Muraszkiewicz is a Practice Manager at Trilateral Research. She…
Humans of Security podcast
In these podcasts we speak to experts, practitioners, thinkers and decision-makers who are involved in studying, understanding and operationalising human security