Innovation

Given the rapid advance in all technologies, Alcis is constantly searching, assessing and adopting innovative technologies that bring significant benefits to our clients. This, combined with our unique partnerships and investment, means we operate at the forefront of R&D, putting innovation at the very core of our work.

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By applying Deep Learning we can identify the precise location of thousands of tents in IDP camps.

Innovations like this enable us to deliver better solutions, faster and more effectively and include the following:

Crowdsourcing
Crowdsourcing is at the heart of Alcis’ innovation and includes methods such as user contributed maps, where people are encouraged to use their own means to add value and accuracy to map their local area.  People also use their phones to upload photos and videos or marking where they have witnessed a security incident within their local region.

Other data gathering techniques include using SMS as a method to gain responses from locals to specific questions or polls.

Social Data
Our innovative team use social data to get the big picture of individual attitudes when engaging with complex issues within fragile and developing regions.

For example, we use Twitter (if appropriate) to gauge public opinion and emotion, measuring how change impacts on the communities involved.  When these attitudes/tweets are geo-referenced and overlayed onto a map, it results in a powerful tool to fully analyse an area of interest.

Software
Our GIS experts use best-in-class software to carry out data analysis and regularly trial new cutting edge tools, which allow them to work to a higher level when visualising data in unique and interesting ways.

R&D
Through collaborative arrangements with academic institutions, organisations and SME's, Alcis ensures that our development remains relevant and aligned to those operating in fragile and conflict affected regions.