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Spotlight: Clearview AI provides technology to keep officers, communities safe

Clearview AI offers officers the ability to use facial intelligence to uncover leads, insights and relationships they never knew existed

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Company name: Clearview AI
Headquarters: New York, New York
Signature Product: Clearview Search

1. Where did your company name originate from?

The ability to provide our law enforcement customers with a “clear view” of potential matches and leads to accelerate the investigations and keep officers and communities safe.

2. What was the inspiration behind starting your company?

The desire to provide cutting-edge technology to law enforcement to keep officers and communities safe.

3. What is your signature product and how does it work?

Our flagship product is Clearview Search, which is a desktop solution designed to give investigators and detectives access to the largest facial network. Clearview Search allows them to take images of unknown subjects related to criminal incidents and compare them against a database of 3+ billion facial images sourced from public-only web sources, including news media, mugshot websites, public social media and many other open sources.

4. Why do you believe your products are essential to the police community?

Clearview AI offers law enforcement the ability to use facial intelligence to uncover leads, insights and relationships they never knew existed. Time is of the essence in any unsolved crime and investigation and Clearview delivers real-time intelligence that helps close more cases faster.

5. What has been the biggest challenge your company has faced?

The biggest challenge has been a general misunderstanding of facial recognition technology and how it works. There is a false narrative being perpetuated around facial recognition and it has at times hindered law enforcement from exploring and utilizing this innovative, affordable and impactful technology.

6. What makes your company unique?

Our company is comprised of a diverse set of individuals, who are singularly focused on building and delivering the most innovative technology to law enforcement to allow them to keep themselves and our communities safer. We believe that people deserve to live peaceably, and we work hard to build products to promote that notion and take bad guys off the street.

7. What do your customers like best about you and your products?

Our customers love our high accuracy, compliance and reporting features and that we can deliver a unique data set of 3+ billion publicly sourced images that they could not get anywhere else. State governed data sets offer only a fraction of the images that Clearview has, missing critical subsets such as children, out-of-state individuals, non-drivers and first-time offenders. Our customers also love that we are willing to stand up and fight for the protection and preservation of facial recognition technology – something they know makes a difference in their investigations, case clearances and community safety every day.

8. What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder community?

In today’s climate, it is of the utmost importance to respect the selfless service of our law enforcement community. They are underpaid, unfairly criticized and unsupported. Yet, they still go out every day to solve problems in their communities and help victims. They are sheepdogs put here to protect us against the predators of society and we will work tirelessly to ensure they are supported with the most impactful and innovative solutions to do their jobs.

9. Is there any fun fact or trivia that you’d like to share about you or your company?

We are 100% remote! We use fantastic collaboration tools to stay connected as well as remote happy hours, snack deliveries, virtual town halls and shout outs to stay connected.

10. What’s next for your company? Any upcoming new projects or initiatives?

Clearview AI is releasing some amazing features and functionality at the upcoming IACP conference. We will also be showcasing some future roadmap items. Make sure to stop by or follow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date!