Artificial Intelligence in Policing

November 16, 2018 - 9:23am

"Technologies that make use of forms of artificial intelligence (AI) are rapidly changing the face of law enforcement around the world. These technologies range from robotics and enhanced forms of data collection to so-called predictive policing, which uses data analysis tools to estimate the likelihood of criminal behaviour of individuals and anticipate high-crime levels. In terms of the policing of organized crime, tools that assist in the mapping of criminal networks and in predicting new patterns of behaviour aim to be transformative. Yet concerns are widely being voiced about the ethical issues and risks associated with the use of such technologies...In an attempt to engage states in debate on the norms of using AI in policing work, the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics held a meeting with INTERPOL in July 2018 to explore the opportunities and challenges of using AI and robotics in law enforcement, and showcase technologies ranging from autonomous patrol vehicles to behaviour-detection tools. At the meeting, the Global Initiative spoke to Irakli Beridze, head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and a leading UNICRI representative, about raising awareness on AI and the opportunities and risks posed by its use in law enforcement."

To learn more and to read highlights from the interview with Irakli Beridze via the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, click here.

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