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How Can Artificial Intelligence Prevent Crime?

How Can Artificial Intelligence Prevent Crime?

Posted on December 6, 2018

Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since its inception and one of the latest uses of it has been found in the law and order sector. According to scientists, the process of a crime being committed or a person’s mindset turning into that of a criminal’s can be calculated. However, this requires analyzing a huge volume of data which of course is something that the AI machinery is based on. All leading governments are now allocating budgets into training AI technologies to function within their law and order systems.

This, however, comes with a catch. The data records of law and order systems about criminals and criminal activity, in general, is tainted with shades of discrimination towards the minorities. For example, an AI system which takes into account the criminal past of a person and calculates their chances of going back to their criminal ways is most likely to choose minorities like the ones who are more likely to falter.

These problems aside, there are still quite a few things that an AI system can do which are of great help to the police and detectives. Here are a few amongst them:

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