Is AI a Step Forward to the Future Law Enforcement
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Is AI a Step Forward to the Future Law Enforcement

By Gov CIO Outlook | Friday, August 07, 2020

AI is becoming a key factor in law enforcement because it assists in many areas and enhances efficiency.

FREMONT, CA: Intelligent machines have long been a subject of science fiction. However, today is an era in which artificial intelligence (Al) is a reality, and it has very real impacts on daily lives. From phones to cars to finances and healthcare, AI is shifting the way the world lives. AI also holds the promise of improving safety across this spectrum. Its ability to reduce, prevent, and respond to creates a unique opportunity to governments to establish safer communities. AI can also drastically streamline administrative tasks while offering cutting-edge analysis beyond human capabilities. As a result, it can save money, time, and lives. Here are some areas governments start to realize AI’s immense potential in law enforcement.

Preventative Policing

Governments are using AI to predict and prevent crime. In the US, law enforcement organizations in city governments are creating predictive policing programs. These programs use data to trace people’s relation to other gang members, outline criminal histories and analyze social media posts. Some AI developers claims that their tool can even predict the likelihood of individuals committing violence or becoming victims of crime.

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While AI is positioned to predict and prevent compromises to public safety and has a vital role to play when a crime, accident, or disaster does occur, apart from the criminal conviction, AI has also contributed to a five-fold increase in the recovery of illegal guns where the technology has been implemented, due in part to its ability to offer accurate data on gun activity.

Crowd and Traffic Control

Several governments have turned to AI to reduce uncertainty and risk while controlling crowds and responding to threats within them. AI can allow the police to monitor crowd density, identify and monitor suspicious activity, and better manage the traffic. AI can also be used to optimize waste collection as bin sensor data, and traffic data can route collection vehicles.

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