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Fourth Annual Uncharted Hackathon

Impacts of a cashless society

Michael Crouch
September 17, 2019

What does it mean for a society to go cashless? That’s what we’ll be exploring today at Uncharted.

We're Expanding!

New space, new tech, new challenges

Michael Crouch
September 6, 2019

As our business and staff continues to grow, so too will our office. In a few weeks, Uncharted will be expanding our footprint here at the Berkeley Castle in Old Town Toronto.

Classifying News and Social Media for Visualization

Using a semi-supervised machine learning and visual analytic workflow to simplify the creation of document classifiers

Craig Hagerman, Richard Brath, Scott Langevin
August 12, 2019

As we recently discussed at the 23rd International Conference on Information Visualisation, one challenge with visualizing unstructured sources like news and social media is getting the right data. To remedy these problems, we created a subsystem to help domain experts who lack data science knowledge so they can easily build better classifiers once and only occasionally maintain them.

TellFinder in the News, May 2019

Highlights from Medium's OneZero and the TellFinder Alliance

Michael Crouch
June 5, 2019

TellFinder “slaloms through terabytes of the deep web to search where Google can’t” and helps analysts identify an international sex trafficking network, leading to more than a dozen FBI-led sting operations targeting U.S.-based criminal organizations.

Introducing Uncharted's Argument Mapper

Reasoned assessment, analysis, and decision making

David Sheffield, Michael Crouch
April 25, 2019

Intelligence analysts, criminal investigators and legal practitioners frequently face complex cases with large volumes of ambiguous, uncertain, contradictory or inconclusive evidence. They must rapidly analyze the evidence, assess the situation and recommend options with clear justification to decision makers. Moreover, inherent human cognitive biases, such as neglect of probability, confirmation bias and recency bias further complicate objective analysis.