POLICE SEEK TO TAP EMERGING TECH TO TRANSFORM IN TO A HI-TECH FORCE
January 10, 2020
Use of AI, face recognition
tools may grow as tech-driven solutions replace manual processes used by
the police force.
Policing India’s millions has
usually meant stick-wielding men relying on arcane techniques.
However, a new generation is
beginning to embrace technologies such as artificial learning (AL), and
collaborating with digital leaders to fight crime.
solutions and Current uses
Recording the first
information reports (FIRs) electronically will reduce human involvement by
filing them through apps, websites or even an Internet of Things (IoT)
device, thus overcoming sheer reluctance of officials manning the
complaints registration. – This is important as – If an offence is not
registered in the first place, a criminal is exonerated at the beginning.
If there is no documentation, there is no question of prosecution and
Other plans include
Identifying and capturing
digital and non-digital evidence using AI and machine learning (ML)
Virtually predicting crimes
rehabilitating people dependent on crime for a livelihood.
Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and
Rajsthan use an AI-enabled criminal database using AI-based human face
detection (ABHED), which was developed by Gurugram-based Staqu
Technologies. So, whenever they spot suspicious characters, policemen can
whip out their smartphones, take a picture and tap into the database to
determine whether he/she is a criminal.
Tamil Nadu has upped its game
by building an online base of vehicles and installing an AI-based system
called Tollscope, which has been linked to 30 toll plazas. If a vehicle
used in a crime crosses any of the plazas, the authorities will be