Following the announcement that British scientists have developed a new computer programme that can spot if someone has lied to police about being robbed Andy Davies, consultant, police and intelligence services at analytics leader SAS UK highlights how artificial intelligence and data analytics can help the police do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. With law enforcement operating in an increasingly complex environment, the police are need of new and innovative ways to make sense of the large volumes of data at their disposal.
Andy Davies, Consultant, Police & Intelligence Services at SAS UK:
“The announcement that British scientists have developed a programme to catch people who lie to the police highlights the potential for artificial intelligence and data analytics to help emergency services do their jobs more efficiently. With law enforcement operating in an increasingly complex environment and investigators facing unprecedented amounts of data, this solution could help police forces reduce time and resources wasted on false leads and will also help to reduce the unwitting filing of false reports.
“By using analytics, the software is able to identify the tell-tale signs of falsified claims and statements and identify if future cases are accurate. As these processes develop and are used more widely the analytical modelling techniques will be able learn more about what indicates a false claim. With the police force in need of new and innovative ways to make analytical insights accessible to officers, this new software could be a step in the right direction.
“Data analytics can help teams review huge volumes ofdata from a variety of sources and identify emerging threatsand focus resources most effectively. Making sense of this data and understanding the underlying connections is critical in any investigation or intelligence-development activity.
“It’svital that police look for every opportunity to operate more efficiently and use the latest data-driven tools in the fight against crime. By using data analytics our police forces will be in an even better position to derive intelligence from multiple sources and make sure the public is protected.”