The Protective Side of AI in Public Safety
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The Protective Side of AI in Public Safety

By Gov CIO Outlook | Monday, July 29, 2019

Public SafetyAI is a powerful technology, which can be leveraged to conduct both good and corrupt deeds. But, it can effect real change in the society when used to maintain public safety.

FREMONT, CA: Regardless of the dangers that unbounded AI poses for human beings, numerable data-scientists have predicted that AI will affect dramatic improvements in an assortment of industries. Like any other technology, the most sophisticated AI is utilized for both good and ill motives. There exist various methods for making the public safer in the future with AI: 

1. Decreasing Response Times of Emergency Vehicles:

With the application of AI algorithms on a massive scale of data on emergency calls, public safety agencies have the option to predict the location and time where the emergency vehicles need to be present. The information can also assist resource deployment in hiking the chances of emergency responder being the available nearby site at the correct timing.

2. Approaching Public Health with Smart Solutions:

AI technology can be a game-changer when it comes to helping public health agencies identify emerging epidemics speedily. An AI-trained model can analyze data generated by hospital past outbreaks of disease and identify patterns that can symbolize a developing public health catastrophe. AI technology can efficiently identify the origin of contamination by spotting any links among individuals sickened in an epidemic if ventured deep into the option.

3. Economic Reduction in Smuggling First Copies:

The scanning of thousands of financial pages and records, flagging transactions that depict money laundering by terror organizations, criminal entities, or drug cartels can be carried out by AI. A model can be trained to conduct an in-depth search for signs of illicit financial activity based on previously closed cases. When applied on a broader scale, the AI sphere can pin-point, which of the regions or banks are being exploited to facilitate financial crime.

4. Connecting Cars to the World with Technology:

Even though it might take years before the majority of the cars on the street will commence working, AI has already been integrated into today’s vehicles. AI has enriched the connected cars with an array of features that are making the drive safer. Realization of the full potential of AI needs further developments in the technology landscape and should also accompany robust public debates about its use cases. As ensuring its application is good or ill for the public needs to be a public affair.

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