Abductive Reasoning

More charges likely in case of abduction, bodies found

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This photo provided by Ashland County Sheriff Office shows Shawn M. Grate. Grate, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Ashland, Ohio in connection to the investigation of a rescued abductee and the discovery of the remains of two people in the home where he was arrested.

A treasure hunter went missing in the Rocky Mountains, and a computer algorithm found him months later


For example, geospatial abduction can pinpoint the location of a bear's cave using the coordinates of animal's droppings, or a serial killer's address using the coordinates of known killings. An AI system that Shakarian co-designed with scientists from the University of Maryland (called called SCARE-S2, for Spatio-Cultural Abductive Reasoning Engine System 2), was able to locate insurgent leaders and their major supply depots. Towards the end of July 2016, they passed MIST's coordinate guesses on to the police in Santa Fe. According to the research published by Shakarian and Snyder, a team using MIST can find a missing person average two days faster than a team without it.

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