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Role of Artificial Intelligence in Financial Fraud Detection

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Until a few years ago Artificial Intelligence seemed like a thing from sci-fi movies. The whole concept seemed like fiction or a far fetched dream fed by wishful thinking. Then came personal assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, Bixby, Alexa and Cortana, which made the people realise that they could have something like a Jarvis in their homes as well. However, these are just known as weak AIs. Strong AIs are theoretically able to work with human cognitive abilities.


Drones With 'Most Advanced AI Ever' Coming Soon To Your Local Police Department

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Three years ago, Customs and Border Protection placed an order for self-flying aircraft that could launch on their own, rendezvous, locate and monitor multiple targets on the ground without any human intervention. In its reasoning for the order, CBP said the level of monitoring required to secure America's long land borders from the sky was too cumbersome for people alone. To research and build the drones, CBP handed $500,000 to Mitre Corp., a trusted nonprofit Skunk Works that was already furnishing border police with prototype rapid DNA testing and smartwatch hacking technology. They were "tested but not fielded operationally" as "the gap from simulation to reality turned out to be much larger than the research team originally envisioned," a CBP spokesperson says. This year, America's border police will test automated drones from Skydio, the Redwood City, Calif.-based startup that on Monday announced it had raised an additional $170 million in venture funding at a valuation of $1 billion.


A dystopian robo-dog now patrols New York City. That's the last thing we need

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The New York police department has acquired a robotic police dog, known as Digidog, and has deployed it on the streets of Brooklyn, Queens and, most recently, the Bronx. At a time that activists in New York, and beyond, are calling for the defunding of police departments – for the sake of funding more vital services that address the root causes of crime and poverty – the NYPD's decision to pour money into a robot dog seems tone-deaf if not an outright provocation. As Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx, put it on Twitter: "Shout out to everyone who fought against community advocates who demanded these resources go to investments like school counseling instead. Now robotic surveillance ground drones are being deployed for testing on low-income communities of color with underresourced schools." There is more than enough evidence that law enforcement is lethally racially biased, and adding an intimidating non-human layer to it seems cruel.


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.