It wasn’t going to be long before law enforcement agencies turned to AI (artificial intelligence) to assist them in various ways. Including finding suspects, reviewing camera footage for anything suspicious, or even predictive behaviors to help stop crime before it even happens. Sound familiar?
We may have crossed that threshold toward a future not much different from fictional stories like Minority Report. Honestly, we have been on this route for quite some time now. But with the breakthroughs in AI, we have seen over the last year, things have been sped up a bit.
Now, multiple police departments and other law enforcement agencies are finding ways to integrate AI into the various techniques they already use to help stop or predict crime. Something that will prove to be insanely helpful (or dangerous until we can weed out bad information or false positives).
This could eventually help lower certain crime rates in many areas consistently stricken with crime and/or a lack of police presence. This could mean anything from AI-assisted red light and speed cameras to analytical software that can help investigate found evidence or even find new evidence during investigations.
Of course, this is going to lead to several legal cases from parties all over that are against this type of policing. The same groups that have been fighting against the use of cameras to capture or ticket people. You can bet they will be throwing around claims of privacy issues left and right. But I’m sure law enforcement agencies are getting excited about the potential of everything.
Regardless of how the public reacts to it, you can bet that you will be seeing a huge uptick in AI-assisted investigations from this point forward.