Updated: Jun 24
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the key innovative solutions to enhance smart public safety and security while at the same time reducing costs. Smart cities need to capitalize on AI technology to tackle high crime rates and improve on the delivery of emergency services to their citizens.
There are a number of ways Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to increase public safety over the years to come. AI can be implemented In the following areas to prevent crimes and to increase protection against terrorism
Artificial intelligence (AI) in Preventive & Predictive policing
Cities across the world are using Artificial intelligence (AI) as an ally to predict and prevent crimes. Law enforcement agencies in cities have worked with the private sector to create programs that can be used for predictive policing. Predictive policing uses data analysis tools to sift through public safety data histories, criminal behavioral data, and analyze social media content to predict the likelihood of crimes occurring.
AI-based algorithms can detect huge amounts of data to assess the risk of people committing or becoming victims of criminal acts. Intelligent analysts are able to use these algorithms to predict the future of crime and how to prevent it.
This is very attractive and the best way to keep communities safe while building on trust and strengthening relationships within several communities.
Artificial intelligence (AI) in supporting criminal investigations
Experts in the forensic science and criminal investigation units face a lot of challenges due to huge amounts of data and tiny pieces of evidence that may lead to unsuccessful investigations. AI comes in handy to help solve these challenges by providing accurate data in a timely manner without any errors.
By using different approaches of AI that include data analysis, recognition of patterns, processing of images, computer vision, mining of data, analysis of statistics, etc., law enforcers are able to get accurate data that they need for their investigations without any sort of human involvement as witnesses.
AI can be applied to address criminal justice needs like identifying people and their criminal actions in videos relating to public safety, DNA analysis, and crime forecasting.
Artificial intelligence (AI) in combating terrorist threats
Smart cities are keen to explore Artificial intelligence (AI) as a powerful technological tool in fighting terrorism. There are AI tools that use machine learning to determine any terrorist-related materials in videos. This will deprive terrorists of valuable recruitment channels.
AI tools are very valuable in identifying banking activities that are suspicious and associated with terrorist financing through high analysis of data that can spot anomalies and raise alarms.
Artificial intelligence (AI) in responding to natural disasters
Due to an increase in urbanization and climate change, there has been continued growth in natural disasters and the number of people they affect.
Smart cities have integrated AI technologies to determine which communities and demographics these natural disasters are likely to hit hard, what actions are likely to mitigate the impact of the disaster, the effects afterward, and which actions are likely to fail.
Artificial Intelligence provides a more superior way to recognize information that is useful from satellite images to serve future disaster relief.
Artificial intelligence (AI) in crowd and traffic control
Crowds and traffic present high security and logistical challenges to city security officers. Smart cities are using AI technologies to reduce the risks and uncertainties involved while dealing with the crowds.
AI tools can be used to identify, monitor, and manage crowd intensities and activities that are suspicious, as well as manage traffic flow.
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