Minority report (2002) becomes real after 20 years

‘AI police’ is slowly becoming reality

We created a digital copy of the urban environment. If you feed it data about what happened in the past, it tells you what will happen in the future. It’s not magic, it has limitations, we checked it and it works really well — explained Professor Ishanu Chattopadhyay, who published the results of the development in Nature Human Behavior.

Previous crime prediction systems relied on models from epidemiology and seismology, but they weren’t effective enough. Meanwhile the artificial intelligence picked up on the connection between the social climate of various areas and the effectiveness of the police presence right away.

AI, like any other tool, can be a great help and a great harm at the same time — the outcome only depends on the users and their intentions.

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