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Facial Recognition Technology: How Police Identify Criminals?

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By using Facial Recognition with the combination of Azure Cloud Services or Amazon Web Services etc, if a police officer is wearing a helmet with a webcam and scanning a crime scene, he can identify suspects who have a past criminal history. It would need immense computing power but that would compensate through the use of cloud servers and connectivity on the go wherever the officers are. The biggest advantage of this would be to identify any suspects based on past criminal activity and detain them for questioning. Another advantage of Facial Recognition would be to identify the suspect through police offer's inquiry. If the suspect is not carrying his ID and tells the police officer a fake name, the wearable headset or glasses worn by the police officer would inform him about the person's actual identity.


Police Chief Magazine: Artificial Intelligence Breaking into Law Enforcement » VIQ Solutions

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"We significantly increased productivity, added new clients, expanded existing client volume, and launched new products to support a remote workforce. All of which contributed to a strong financial performance, including gross margin expansion. This success positions us well for 2021 when we expect to generate significant top-line growth, and positive net income and earnings per share," said Sebastien Paré, VIQ Solutions' President and CEO.


What Is Deep Learning and what is Artificial Neural Networking…

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Deep learning is an Artificial intelligence function that imitates the workings of the human brain in processing data and creating patterns for use in decision making. Deep learning is a subset of machine learning in artificial intelligence that has networks capable of learning unsupervised from data that is unstructured or unlabeled. Also known as deep neural learning or deep neural network. Deep learning is an AI function that mimics the workings of the human brain in processing data for use in detecting objects, recognizing speech, translating languages, and making decisions. Deep learning AI is able to learn without human supervision, drawing from data that is both unstructured and unlabeled.


Singapore eyes more cameras, technology to boost law enforcement

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Singapore is looking to expand its use of cameras and technology to better support law enforcers and first responders. These include plans to tap sensors, video analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and drones to ease manpower shortages and improve service efficiencies. As it is, the police have deployed almost 90,000 cameras in public locations such as carparks and residential estates across the island. And "many more" will be rolled out in the coming years, according to Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K. Shanmugam, who was speaking in parliament Monday. Describing these cameras as "a game-changer" in deterring and investigating crimes, he said the devices had helped the police solve 4,900 cases as of December 2020.


3 Kansas police officers injured by modified shotgun inside vacant home: cops

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Authorities in Wichita, Kan., said Sunday that they are investigating a shooting that injured three police officers this weekend and working to determine if the shotgun was rigged to the door. A "modified, loaded shotgun" discharged as the officers entered a home in the city on Saturday, according to a release by Wichita Police Department spokesman Officer Trevor Macy. "Apparently there were several modifications made to this one," Macy told The Wichita Eagle.


Spy agency: Artificial intelligence is already a vital part of our missions

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The UK's GCHQ has revealed how AI is set be used to boost national security. The UK's top intelligence and security body, GCHQ, is betting big on artificial intelligence: the organization has revealed how it wants to use AI to boost national security. In a new paper titled "Pioneering a New National Security," GCHQ's analysts went to lengths to explain why AI holds the key to better protection of the nation. The volumes of data that the organization deals with, argued GCHQ, places security agencies and law enforcement bodies under huge pressure; AI could ease that burden, improving not only the speed, but also the quality of experts' decision making. "AI, like so many technologies, offers great promise for society, prosperity and security. It's impact on GCHQ is equally profound," said Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ.


Amnesty International calls for ban on facial recognition

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As advocates for facial recognition tout the tech's potential to track down the US Capitol rioters, a new Amnesty International campaign has provided a timely reminder of the software's dangers. The NGO has shared a stream of examples of how the software amplifies racist policing and threatens the right to protest -- and called for a global ban on the tech. The Ban the Scan campaign was launched on Tuesday in New York City, where facial recognition has been used 22,000 since 2017. Amnesty notes that the software is often prone to errors. But even when it "works," it can exacerbate discriminatory policing, violate our privacy, and threaten our rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.


How to Kickstart an AI Venture Without Proprietary Data

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A few years ago, I learned about the billions of dollars banks lose to credit card fraud on an annual basis. Better detection or prediction of fraud would be incredibly valuable. And so I considered the possibility of convincing a bank to share their transactional data in the hope of building a better fraud detection algorithm. The catch, unsurprisingly, was that no major bank is willing to share such data. They feel they're better off hiring a team of data scientists to work on the problem internally. My startup idea died a quick death.


AOC criticizes NYPD's new robot dog

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FOX News contributor Miranda Devine and OutKick founder Clay Travis weigh in on'Fox News @ Night.' Democrat firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed that the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) new robot dog is "being deployed for testing on low-income communities of color with under-resourced schools." On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez -- a member of the left-wing "Squad" -- blasted the NYPD's new "Digidog" on Twitter two days after the cyber hound was filmed responding to a break-in and barricade situation in the Bronx. "Shout out to everyone who fought against community advocates who demanded these resources go to investments like school counseling instead," the congresswoman wrote on Twitter, linking to a story about the robo-dog. "Now robotic surveillance ground drones are being deployed for testing on low-income communities of color with under-resourced schools," she added. "Please ask yourself: when was the last time you saw next-generation, world class technology for education, healthcare, housing, etc consistently prioritized for underserved communities like this?" she added in a second tweet.


Featurespace Touts New Anti-Fraud System

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U.K.-based Featurespace, which offers anti-fraud systems for financial institutions (FIs), on Thursday (Feb. In a press release, the company said the new product, intended for the card and payments industry, provides a "deeper layer of defense to protect consumers from scams, account takeover, card and payments fraud, which cost an estimated $42 billion in 2020." The new product is "truly the next generation of machine learning," said Dave Excell, founder of Featurespace. The company said that it involves "a breakthrough in deep learning technology" that is capable of pinpointing potential fraud before the victim's money is removed from their account. That serves as "the best line of defense against scams, account takeover, card and payment fraud attacks," the release stated.