Artificial Intelligence

Police plan to use of robots and artificial intelligence by 2020

Blog note: Great… if I live in the Middle East, I can now expect judgement from an artificial, man-made drone with a fancy algorithm making decisions about me? Lovely (sarcasm). Everyone who wants to see this come to their neighborhoods, raise their hands! I thought so, I don’t see too many hands raised around the world. In all honesty, I do have to say that I don’t want to be around when this idea becomes commonplace around the world and it somehow ‘goes bad’ by the hand, proclamation and decree of some idiotic, despotic, evil, world leader.

Those of you who follow my blog, and have been paying attention, will undoubtedly catch the fact that this will supposedly be ‘unleashed’ in 2020. How many other prophetic events, actions, planned programs and related activities are scheduled to occur and be rolled out in 2020? Not in 2018, not in 2019, not in 2021. Who can connect the dots or the prophetic dominoes? End of note.

Police plan to use of robots and artificial intelligence by 2020

Police are exploring the use of robots to perform basic policing functions

Technology. Gulf Business.

Dubai Police is reportedly planning to use robots and artificial intelligence in its policing of the city by 2020. Local publication Emirates 24/7 cited Dubai Police Smart Department general director Colonel Khalid Razooqi as saying robots could do the work of a police officer on the ground in some situations. “We are working on a similar project and it will be ready by Expo 2020,” he was quoted as saying.

This follows testing of a robot during the Gitex Technology Week event to gain user feedback. “The project we are working on will involve robots interacting with people and performing some responsibilities that of a police officer,” Razooqi said, according to the publication. According to the official, the project will take place in two phases with the first focused on manufacturing and the second on artificial intelligence. Dubai Police is in the final stages of identifying a company for the manufacturing, he said, and is also developing AI in coordination with American technology giant IBM’s Watson unit and Google.

He said robots could answer questions and connect people to call centre through its interface. “We’re trying to improve the artificial intelligence and its camera and other equipment so that it can spot people from 10 metres or 20m away and approach them and greet them.”

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