Wednesday, August 7, 2019

REDUCING RESPONSE TIMES TO MASS SHOOTINGS WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

LEE MANDEL IS THE CEO OF INTRALOGIC SOLUTIONS LLC, a national leader in security technology solutions for schools and school districts, utility companies, mass transportation authorities, governmental agencies and large business enterprises. The company is headquartered in Massapequa, New York, with offices in Albany and Florida. IntraLogic provides comprehensive security technology services for over 2000 schools and 150 school districts nationally. The company uses its customized software and IP video management technology to provide schools and law enforcement the complete situational awareness they need to rapidly respond to incidents. In 2018, the company began deploying cutting edge video analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology that uses facial recognition to detect threats and track individuals in schools when needed. IntraLogic’s internally-developed One-Button Lockdown software can fully integrate a school’s video management system (VMS), cameras, PA system, access control system, electronic door locks, and various other hardware and software technologies into one comprehensive platform, enabling school administrators to fully automate a lockdown process with the push of a button. Mr. Mandel’s commitment to protecting school children was reinforced after the tragedy which took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In the spring of 2018, he was invited to Parkland, Florida to meet with and speak with parents, school officials and law enforcement about school security. These meetings profoundly impacted him and inspired him to donate security technology to the schools in Parkland, Florida and lead an effort to get other companies to do the same. Annually, the company donates more than 300 free Technical Threat Vulnerability Assessments to schools and offers grant writing support.

WHY YOUNG MEN: RAGE, RACE AND THE CRISIS OF IDENTITY, by Jamil Jivani (Author)

All Points Books | Hardcover | June 25, 2019 |

Longlisted for the Toronto Book Award

The day after the 2015 Paris terror attacks, twenty-eight-year-old Canadian Jamil Jivani opened the newspaper to find that the men responsible were familiar to him. He didn’t know them, but the communities they grew up in and the challenges they faced mirrored the circumstances of his own life. Jivani travelled to Belgium in February 2016 to better understand the roots of jihadi radicalization. Less than two months later, Brussels fell victim to a terrorist attack carried out by young men who lived in the same neighborhood as him. Jivani was raised in a mostly immigrant community in Toronto that faced significant problems with integration. Having grown up with a largely absent father, he knows what it is to watch a man’s future influenced by gangster culture or radical ideologies associated with Islam. Jivani found himself at a crossroads: he could follow the kind of life we hear about too often in the media, or he could choose a safe, prosperous future. He opted for the latter, attending Yale and becoming a lawyer, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and a powerful speaker for the disenfranchised. Why Young Men is not a memoir but a book of ideas that pursues a positive path and offers a counterintuitive, often provocative argument for a sea change in the way we look at young men, and for how they see themselves.

JAMIL JIVANI is a lawyer and community activist.

WEBSITE: https://www.jamiljivani.ca

Currently a visiting professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he focuses on community organizing and local economic development. With author J.D. Vance, he co-founded Our Ohio Renewal—a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the problems of the American white working class.