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AI Augmented Reality Police E-Trainer for Culturally Competent De-Escalation and Non-Lethal Force Police Training to Eradicate Police Violence Against Black Males

April 3 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Part of the Planning Workshop #1

Jayfus Doswell, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO, Juxtopia, LLC

Abstract: Police violence against black males, in the United States, is a public health disparity. Physical and psychological violence that is structurally mediated by systems of law enforcement, results in deaths, injuries, trauma, and stress that disproportionately affect blacks in the U.S. According to a 2019 study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Americans’ risk of being killed by police is highest for black men, who face ~1 in 1,000 chance of being killed by police over their lifetime. White men have ~1 in 2,500 chance of being killed by police over their lifetime, and Latino men a ~1 in 1,900 chance. Women less likely than men to be killed by police. Their lifetime risk is ~1 in 33,000, compared to 1 in 2,000 for men. Moreover, black men, in the U.S., are up to 3.5 times more likely than whites to be killed by law enforcement; and 1 in every 1,000 black men will die at the hands of police. In Baltimore, Maryland (MD), The Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed, in a 163 page report, that African Americans were targeted and abused by Baltimore police indicating a conspiracy against black citizens. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the overall cost of fatal and nonfatal injuries, by law enforcement, is ~$1.8 billion including medical costs and work lost.

Public health policy experts suggest that mandatory training shall be implemented to reduce implicit bias of law enforcement officers against communities of color. However, little is known about effects of implicit biases on behavior, and no experimental studies have been conducted to measure the impact of implicit bias reduction interventions among law enforcement officers. Likewise, officers receive limited de-escalation training; with training efforts met with resistance from police chiefs and national Fraternal Order of Police.

Dr. Doswell will present his National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research that addresses the aforementioned public health disparity of the police violence endemic against black males by engineering the Juxtopia® CAMMRAD Police augmented reality (AR) eyewear and software system to distribute a culturally competent, empathetic, and ethical (CCEE) artificial intelligent (AI) police e-trainer & e-evaluator, “AI-BES” built upon the Juxtopia® augmented reality (AR) hardware/software, “CAMMRAD” platform.

Bio: Baltimore, Maryland born and raised, Dr. Jayfus Tucker Doswell, is a high-tech entrepreneur and visionary futurist with a mission of improving human performance® of populations, underserved and disadvantaged. Dr. Doswell earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Oberlin College with degrees in Cognitive Neuro-Psychology and Computer Science; a Master’s degree in Systems and Computer Science from Howard University; and a Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from George Mason University. Doswell’s Dissertation, defended in 2005, created the world’s first culturally competent, empathetic, and ethical (CCEE) artificial intelligent (AI) virtual instructor software architecture to deliver personalize instruction to underserved populations in mixed reality (e.g., augmented reality, virtual reality, holographic, and real-world) environments.

Dr. Doswell is the founder, president, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Juxtopia, LLC; a privately held for-profit biomedical and information technology company with a mission for improving human performance®. Prior to starting Juxtopia, Dr. Doswell lead several commercial engineering teams at fortune 500 companies ranging from Lockheed Martin and SAIC to KPMG as their senior software engineer. In his 20s., Dr. Doswell was Lockheed Martin’s youngest senior software engineers in the entire United States (U.S.). Dr. Doswell contributed to early biomedical and nanotechnology informatics algorithms while working at the National Cancer Institute to help create better cancer treatment. Additionally, Dr. Doswell invented and wrote federal government SBIR/STTR proposals to secure research and development (R&D) funding for the development of Juxtopia’s innovative wearable technology products for improving human health and learning.