AI is now being trained to stop crimes before they happen. AI can do this based on a number of techniques. One of these techniques is “broken windows” policing which checks “hotspots” – which are areas with higher amounts of minor crime such as theft and vandalism. The reason AI targets these areas is because the AI recognizes that if criminals believe that if they can get away with smaller crimes, they can ramp up their game and not be apprehended by law enforcement.
Crime prediction software is using already existing software to accomplish its task. Some of the tech it’s using epidemiological models used to predict the spread in disease and geological models used to predict the aftershocks of an earthquake. AI also uses data from 911 calls, criminal records, and CCTV footage to track suspects and felons.
Learn more about how AI is stopping crime with new and improving tech here.