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Often times, AI applications are helpful, interesting, and unique, and sometimes they are simply unnerving. This state-run program matches faces caught on camera to a list of government suspects, and it’s using advanced facial recognition techniques to do it. Camera’s are supposedly set up in people’s homes and around the area. Some say it alerts Chinese authorities when these people move out of a “safe zone” of 984 feet. The ultimate aim of this AI aims to predict when terrorist attacks are about to happen and aims to stop them. But is it legal under international law?

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Detectives need to look for similar or related cases when they are trying to solve a crime, and it can take hours of time trying to gather all of the necessary information and make that information easy to understand.

VALCRI, an AI-powered system, can do all of this automatically by analyzing millions of police records and identify patterns that might be useful to the detectives. To try and avoid any bias and erroneous conclusions that the system comes up with, everything is presented to the detectives and they can choose and tell the system what is useful and what isn’t. As a result of this interaction, the AI gets more intelligent as it goes.

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For context, there are thousands of murderers that get away without getting caught every year. MAP (Murder Accountability Project) is trying to bring justice to some of the victims, and stop serial killers before they strike again.

Catching a serial killer is a much different process from other types of homicide perpetrators, and many times law enforcement doesn’t put the dots together that several different homicides are actually the victims of a serial killer. Connecting these dots is important in order to focus law enforcement efforts and catch these monsters, and that is exactly what MAP has trained an AI to do.

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In the works is an AI that will take the psychological strain off of police officers who have to work with child-abuse images. This AI will reduce police officers’ exposure to these disturbing images.

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