Using machine learning to fight crime

Machine learning has been increasingly used in crime fighting in recent years, from early experiments in predictive policing to the use of facial recognition technology in China.  Similar technology has been deployed in airport security, whilst smart image recognition has also allowed CCTV to take on predictive capabilities.

A recent project from researchers at the Forensics and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) has used machine learning to better profile criminals, with a specific focus on the DNA contained in samples.

“There is a massive amount of data that is not being considered, simply due to our limited capability as human beings,” the researchers explain.

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