Spotlight is a web based tool that uses machine learning algorithms, connects disparate data sources, and integrates the field knowledge of law enforcement to search and analyze millions of records of escort and sex-worker related online advertisements. The tool enables law enforcement to conduct targeted searches and use AI to generate leads. Spotlight includes an image matching capability to identify relationships across ads that use the same images. Finally, the tool generates profiles including contact details and geographical coordinates. Spotlight has helped identify over 6,600 trafficking victims and reduced law enforcement investigative time by 44%.
Keywords: Preventing Human Trafficking, Data analysis and visualization for human rights, Digital and high-speed communication networks for human rights, Data collection and management for human rights