Why are you throwing out your hard work? (Lost and Found)

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Why are you throwing out your hard work? (Lost and Found) A not very well known aspect of the Lost and Found process, there is a lot of work that just gets tossed out at the end. Losing something sucks, but watching your hard work going into the trash also sucks. Lost and Found can […]

Lost and Found Matching- Algorithms and AI are the worst

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Lost and Found Matching- Algorithms and AI are the worst AI, machine learning, and algorithms are all the rage, but it’s still quite a silly choice for Lost and Found matching.  A brief history of AI:  2012- Google made a massive breakthrough by training its neural network to identify a cat, with 70% accuracy. 2018- […]

The Ultimate Guide to Lost and Found Software

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Losing something is the worst; everyone knows that. But not as well known is the pain that occurs when tasked with returning all the stuff that gets found, even with lost and found software. Napolean established the first modern Lost and Found the solution in Paris in 1805. Since then, there have been many solutions […]

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Lost and Found Voicemails

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Voicemails are the worst, Lost and Found voicemail doubly so! Phone calls as the primary tool to report lost property end up causing far more harm than good. Even worse than that, many organizations have multiple phone numbers to contact lost and found offices (check out the Lost and Found for O’Hare Airport). Voicemails tend to […]

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Lost and Found Phone Calls

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Are you looking for lost and found? We have a phone number! Well, its a phone tree with a voicemail… Consumer: “um… hello? Yes! I’m looking for the Lost and Found. I’m missing my white iPhone, and it’s crucial. I have pictures from the birth of my son on there and cannot replace them. Please […]