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Organised fraud: foiling the perfect crime with analytics and AI


The digital age has brought with it an unparalleled opportunity for progress, greater connectivity and efficiency. However, where there is opportunity there is also criminality. Fraud has become truly globalised, with the internet serving as its most lucrative vector. While a great deal of fraud is still committed by opportunistic lone operators, there is a growing contingent of organised, well-resourced outfits able to use the latest technologies to scam their victims. Indeed, between 31 per cent and 45 per cent of UK frauds are linked to organised crime groups (OCGs).

Surveillance cameras in parts of Pennsylvania use hackable Chinese tech and can recognize faces


Their lifeless eyes peer from building facades, lampposts and streetlight poles. They never sleep, never even blink. And now, enabled by advances in computing power and artificial intelligence, surveillance cameras can do more than just watch. They can recognize, and they can remember. The district attorney for Pennsylvania's second-most-populous county has assembled a network of advanced surveillance cameras in and around Pittsburgh and has enlisted colleagues in four surrounding counties to extend its reach into their jurisdictions.

British mall tested facial recognition of shoppers

The Japan Times

LONDON – A British mall that scanned shoppers using facial-recognition cameras said on Friday it is no longer using technology that advocacy groups called a threat to privacy. Meadowhall in the northern city of Sheffield, which attracts more than 25 million visitors a year, used the surveillance with police in 2018, according to its owners British Land. "We conducted a short trial at Meadowhall, in conjunction with the police, and all data was deleted immediately after the trial," said spokeswoman Claire Scicluna. She said British Land would change its privacy policy to show "we don't use the technology at our sites" but refused to rule out using facial recognition at a later date. A police spokeswoman said its officers had supported a four-week trial to develop "opportunities associated with the use of this technology."

Privacy campaigners warn of UK facial recognition 'epidemic'

The Guardian

Privacy campaigners have warned of an "epidemic" of facial recognition use in shopping centres, museums, conference centres and other private spaces around the UK. An investigation by Big Brother Watch (BBW), which tracks the use of surveillance, has found that private companies are spearheading a rollout of the controversial technology. The group published its findings a day after the information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, announced she was opening an investigation into the use of facial recognition in a major new shopping development in central London. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has already raised questions about the legality of the use of facial recognition at the 27-hectare (67-acre) Granary Square site in King's Cross after its owners admitted using the technology "in the interests of public safety". BBW said it had uncovered that sites across the country were using facial recognition, often without warning visitors.

Artificial Intelligence School Security - Firearm Detection • GTE


Designed with active shooter scenarios in mind, ZeroEyes camera system uses advanced AI, to send notifications when a gun is detected, sending real-time alerts to security, law enforcement and first responders with the exact location and number of shooters. While other firearm detection methods such as gunshot detectors are reactive in nature, ZeroEyes Firearm Detection is Proactive. And more times then not, security, law enforcement and other first responders are operating in the dark during an active shooter event. ZeroEyes sophisticated AI technology connects directly to your current security camera system to deliver fast, accurate threat detection. Our sophisticated technology connects to your current security camera to proactively detect and help prevent/minimize crimes before they happen.

Is the new officer policing your local beat actually a robot?


Give us your feedback, and we'll help you learn more about where and how police security robots are being used This summer, the police department in Huntington Park, California debuted the newest member of its squad: A 400 pound autonomous robot developed by Knightscope Inc. The sleek "RoboCop" has gotten a fair amount of attention for its patrols of the local park, including a featured segment on NBC's "Today" show. MuckRock's JPat Brown, submitted a California Public Records Act request for materials related to the robot's use and, through a release earlier this month, found that the machine was equipped with the ability to scan and store license plate information and video footage, which it can then "analyze" for bystanders and potential criminals. MuckRock wants your help in learning more about how these machines are being used and acquired. The roving robot security guard has found employment with private companies, malls, casinos, and airports, but the use by official law enforcement is still in its earlier stages.

Summer travel diary: Reopening cold cases with robotic data discoveries


As a child of refugees, my parents' narrative is missing huge gaps of information. In our data rich world, archivists are finally piecing together new clues of history using unmanned systems to reopen cold cases. The Nazis were masters in using technology to mechanize killing and erasing all evidence of their crime. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Treblinka, Poland. The death camp exterminated close to 900,000 Jews over a 15-month period before a revolt led to its dismantlement in 1943.

Is Artificial Intelligence effective in fighting fraud? ITESOFT UK Blog


In short, yes, Artificial Intelligence is effective in fighting fraud. It is already preventing a lot of fraud and is expected to dramatically decrease all cases of fraud in as little as 4 years. Artificial intelligence (AI) may be the only way to combat this. Whether it is the latest iPhone or software which makes running your business more efficient, we crave it. Every time a new update or bit of tech comes out, there comes new ways for fraudsters to exploit it.

The age of artificial intelligence: Cities and the A.I. edge


In Padang, West Sumatra, San Francisco-based non-profit organisation Rainforest Connection is mounting used cellphones on trees to detect sounds that originate from chainsaws or trucks belonging to illegal loggers. Rangers, villagers and law enforcement agencies are then alerted to the illegal activities and can take action. In Singapore, DBS Bank is predicting when employees will quit, so management can intervene and retain staff. In Taipei, Taiwan's performing arts centre National Theatre and Concert Hall is using technology to provide automatic sub-titling so that people with hearing disabilities can also enjoy performances. What unites the three cities in their cutting-edge exploits is a new frontier technology known as artificial intelligence (AI).