The artificial intelligence technology company is one of 56 companies worldwide selected for its potential to “transform their industries” and improve society
PITTSBURGH (July 16, 2019) -- Marinus Analytics, the Pittsburgh-based technology company that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to fight human trafficking, has been selected by the World Economic Forum as one of its 2019 Technology Pioneers.
Marinus Analytics and its proprietary technology are being used by more than 200 law enforcement agencies around the world, including the FBI, Scotland Yard, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Los Angeles Police Department.
“We’ve already been able to make a positive impact in the fight against human trafficking, but joining the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer will help us accelerate the scope of our global impact,” says Cara Jones, CEO and cofounder of Marinus Analytics. “This program is going to help us to grow and improve the work that we already do, and it will help us take our work to new and even more impactful heights.”
Since 2000, the World Economic Forum has annually recognized a limited number of companies from around the world who are poised to have a significant impact on business and society through their design, development, and deployment of new technologies and innovations. Technology Pioneers have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another, to interact with industry leaders, scientists, academics, and governments, to explore how emerging technologies are impacting the world, and to participate in World Economic Forum meetings and other opportunities.
Law enforcement agencies who rely on Marinus Analytics’s proprietary software can more efficiently parse massive amounts of data and turn it into actionable intelligence. Behind massive data streams are the individuals who create them—dealers behind hundreds of serial numbers, criminals behind thousands of financial transactions, or human trafficking victims behind millions of online advertisements.
Marinus Analytics’ technology is able to pinpoint the person in the data, ultimately revolutionizing the way law enforcement agencies stop and prevent human trafficking, recover victims, and dismantle organized criminal networks.
Marinus Analytics, is a women-owned company that was founded in 2014 out of Carnegie Mellon University Robotics. The company partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and the two organizations are working together on building out and further improving the impact and usefulness of the Marinus technology.
The Technology Pioneers were chosen by a selection committee of more than 59 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.