Kant AI Solutions

Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Emergency Call Processing and Connect Emergency Call Centers to Homeland Security

Kant AI, LLC is building an artificial intelligence (AI) solution for public safety answering points.

Our AI solution:

  • Provides accurate real-time assistance to call takers to manage emergency calls to better diagnose and respond to emergencies and have access to real-time language translation.
  • Connects homeland security and emergency managers with emergency call centers to enhance situational awareness, assessment, and response.

Our patented-AI solution, U.S. Patent Number: 11,395,124 B2 is cloud-based and does not require any new hardware or installation.

Carla AI

Our solution is named Carla AI who:

  • listens in the background to provide recommended questions to ask and actions that can be taken in an emergency,
  • is trained to make accurate assessments of emergencies and recommendations for immediate actions which may be taken based on trusted sources of data and protocols,
  • improves upon the protocol systems currently available by eliminating manual input and second guessing,
  • improves capabilities and protocols through real life experience,
  • speaks multiple languages and can immediately translate for both the caller and call taker in a conversation where the two parties do not share a language
  • can anonymously aggregate caller information in the background to predict potential emerging larger-scale incidents. This could range from an accidental release of toxic chemicals or a biological outbreak blind to the human eye but visible to Carla AI based on symptoms being reported to emergency call centers across a geographic region,
  • is able to migrate into the next generation 911/112 environment and operate with multi-media communications such as video, photos, and text,
  • is consistently retrained through human feedback to improve quality of assessment & response.

Carla AI also provides real-time language translation. Carla AI language settings can be customized to whatever the native language is for the call taker, and immediately detect and translate any other language from an incoming call. When translating between the call taker and caller, Carla AI ensures that both parties receive real-time translation in their respective languages without interrupting the emergency call.

Leveraging Smartphone Technology to Foster Next Generation 911/112 Migration

Carla Video

Kant AI also has a video and text solution: Carla Video *powered by FlagMii which leverages smartphone technology to allow an emergency caller and call center to establish a bridge between the smartphone and the call center through the touch of a link in the text message.

Once the bridge is established, the following functions are activated:

  • Real-time language translation in more than 2 dozen languages
  • Accurate HTML caller location
  • Live video feed between the caller and call taker
  • Bi-directional sharing of photos and documents
  • Conferencing capability where medical health experts, first responders, sign language interpreters, and incident commanders can be brought together in real-time into the live video session.

Carla Video is a proven technology currently deployed and implemented in several European emergency call centers.

The Team

Kant AI is led by an experienced team with extensive backgrounds in public safety, government, telecommunications, and information technology.

Board of Directors

Greg Rohde

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Greg Rohde is a technology entrepreneur with more than 2 decades starting and building technology companies in the telecommunications and public safety sector. Greg also served as the first Executive Direction of the NG911 Institute which played a key role in enacting five major pieces of legislation that advanced NG911 at the national level. Greg was named one of the 50 most influential people in the United States in the first 50 years of 911. Rohde also holds two U.S. patents related to 911 technology. Greg was the principal advisor to President Clinton on telecommunications and information policy and the Nation’s federal spectrum manager while serving as the Assistant Secretary of Communications and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Prior to leading NTIA, he served as Senator Dorgan’s top adviser on technology, communications, and transportation issues. He wrote critical pieces of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which led to a revolution in the U.S. market.

Mike Kangior

Member of the Board of Directors and General Counselor

Mike Kangior has a 20-year track record in government and business developing policy and managing homeland security projects. He wrote some of the Federal government’s first policies in the homeland security mission space after September 11, 2001. Mike graduated with honors from Creighton Law School and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.

Ted Macklin

Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Strategy Officer

Ted Macklin, the Chief Strategy Officer of Kant-AI, is a nationally recognized leader in homeland security preparedness, Federal Interagency domestic operational response and recovery, and tabletop exercise facilitation across the United States at the Federal, state, and local levels, as well as internationally in multiple countries across the globe. He served for 8 years with Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as Assistant Director, Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP), before and after the 911 attacks, and has continued his ongoing support to DHS, and to the Department of Defense (DOD) facilitating more than 300 national security exercises. Ted is a retired U.S. Navy Officer, having served as both a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) aboard nuclear-capable frigates, as Class Leader of Naval Special Warfare (NSW) BUD/S Class 106, and as a NSW (SEAL) Platoon Commander at SEAL Team Two, and as an Assault Team Leader and founding member (plank owner) at SEAL Team Six. He is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and received an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Tyler S. Tappan

Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Technology Officer

Tyler Tappan, the Chief Technology Officer at Kant AI, is the visionary architect behind Carla, our company’s advanced emergency incident decision support tool. His expertise in artificial intelligence and technological development has been pivotal in creating Carla, a system designed to revolutionize emergency response through human feedback-trained AI. In developing Carla, Tyler has focused on integrating AI with real-world emergency scenarios, ensuring that the tool enhances decision-making accuracy and responsiveness. His work involves a deep understanding of emergency protocols and a commitment to leveraging technology to improve public safety and health outcomes. Prior to his groundbreaking work at Kant AI, Tyler’s professional journey included experience with a top-tier luxury design and construction firm. This background, while less central to his current role, contributed to his proficiency in project management and operational efficiency, skills that have been instrumental in his success at Kant AI. As the CTO, Tyler leads Kant AI’s technological vision, constantly seeking innovative ways to apply AI in emergency situations. His leadership is characterized by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a dedication to creating solutions that have a meaningful impact on society, making significant strides towards creating a safer world through technological innovation.

Board of Advisers

Steve Dryden

Steve Dryden is a highly successful Information Technology business entrepreneur with over three decades of experience, including his roles as Founder and CEO of The Mariner Group, co-founder at Agilera, and Chief Operating Officer for Paradyme Corporation. Steve currently serves as Co-Founder and Chairman of Compass Island, LLC. He has raised over $125 million in private equity. Steve’s innovations include creating one of the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies in the world. Steve has testified before Congress on technology and counterterrorism issues. He has worked with numerous governments and commercial organizations around the world to help them advance their capabilities through technology.

Mark Fletcher

Mark “Fletch” Fletcher has performed various roles in the public safety and telecommunications industries. He served as a police dispatcher and special officer. Fletch also installed and maintained communications networks for public safety entities. He holds 13 patents in the next generation 911 space. Fletch is a past recipient of the Industry/Technology Professional Private Sector Award by Congress. He received the NENA President’s Award for his contributions to Kari’s Law.

Jim Kohlenberger

Jim Kohlenberger is President of JK Strategies where he works with innovation leaders to help unlock new opportunities enabled by emerging technologies to solve societal challenges. Jim also serves on the board of the Benton Foundation focused on ensuring everyone can benefit from digital opportunities and works with Education SuperHighway to connect broadband to every school and Wi-Fi to every classroom. Jim previously worked in the U.S. Senate and served in the White House for two Presidents working to advance the nation’s innovation strategy. Most recently Jim served as Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where he helped craft the President’s innovation strategy and advanced policies extending technology innovation opportunities to all Americans.

Julia Pierson

Julia Pierson is an experienced law enforcement executive and former Director of the United States Secret Service. Julia’s federal career spanned five Presidential administrations with protective and investigative assignments around the world. She is the first female to head the Secret Service. Julia is credited with implementing significant improvements to agency management thereby enhancing its operations. She brings technology solutions to market that assist law enforcement and protect the public.

Doug Smith

Doug Smith has served at the highest levels of government in national security and the private sector. He is a serial entrepreneur having helped start numerous companies in the past 25 years. Doug is a frequent public speaker, both domestically and internationally, and regularly appears on global television, including CNN, FOX, and CGTV as an expert on national security. He served as the DHS Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector. In that capacity, Doug advised the Secretary on all private sector issues and helped the private sector engage with the Department.

David Turetsky

David Turetsky is an Adjunct Professor at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany. It is one of the largest colleges in the world devoted to homeland security topics. David was the Federal Communications Commission’s Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. He led cybersecurity policy and the FCC’s efforts regarding emergency communications and national preparedness. David possesses legal expertise in the areas of communications, technology, and homeland security.

Todd VanCantfort

Todd VanCantfort has served the public for more than 40 years. He was one of the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters’ first senior counterterrorism advisers. Prior to that, Todd was a Special Agent for the U.S. Air Force. He helped develop the national crime stoppers network and was the former head of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative. Todd is a former police officer and member of the intelligence community. He currently helps law enforcement, communications entities, and the homeland security enterprise bring products to market.

Location and Contact Information


400 Seventh Street, NW

Suite 406

Washington, D.C. 20004