EU police forces trialling AI detectives

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We’ve already seen how, in China, an image-recognition algorithm is aiding surveillance in real-time, and now UK police will be using similar algorithmic technology to assist criminal analysts. The system, called VALCRI (Visual Analytics for sense making in CRiminal Intelligence analysis) is the result of an EU-wide research project fronted by Middlesex University, involving 18 organisations of various expertise from law firms to teams of scientists, and aims to herald the age of ‘intelligence-led policing’. VALCRI analyses anonimized criminal records, and pulls in other various data sets that offer insight into social and legal factors, in order to suggest likely…

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