AI Cops in India Key to Law Enforcement with Citizen Protection Technology
Over the past two decades, India has evolved into a futuristic center of artificial intelligence. Development has accelerated over the past five years as India has seen significant adoption of AI-centric innovations, placing the country in eighth place among the top ten AI patent families in the world. On the other hand, India is the fourth largest producer of AI-related academic papers in the world. The benefits of intelligence automation, ML, NLP, computer vision, augmented reality, cybersecurity and biometrics have increased the interest of Indians, in particular of the business ecosystem for artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence, which used to be just a research and study area, has opened the door to new spaces in the 21st century. One such sector is law enforcement and the police. In the digital world, AI-based police technology is increasingly used to enforce law and order. AI in police work is understood as a framework that is evaluated with the help of computers and used to make decisive decisions. For example, facial recognition technology is widely implemented across all verticals to maintain security. AI predictive policing anticipates where crimes will occur, who will commit them, and what type of crime will take place. On the other hand, robots also replace police officers to perform tasks ranging from the most mundane to the most dangerous.
While artificial intelligence in police surveillance and law enforcement is highly tailored to specific tasks, the Analytics Insight survey shows Indians’ willingness to accept police officers with artificial intelligence. The survey highlights the following key findings:
- Information technology and services industries lead AI policing adoption in India with over 32.7% participation, followed by education with 26.5%. By far the economic sector shows an acceptance of 10.2%, while banking, finance and insurance are at 8.2%.
- Most people (74%) think artificial intelligence is the best thing that has happened to humanity, while 26% disagree.
- More than 32% of all respondents agree that artificial intelligence is an opportunity, while 26% of the respondents chose AI as neither an opportunity nor a threat.
- Of the 251 respondents, over 52.1% believe that AI cops may be able to remove the problems and obstacles the police face in performing their daily duties.
- More than 45% of the respondents have a neutral opinion about AI cops who make a difference in systemic racism. 38.8% believe that the police’s course of action will certainly change, while 16.3% disagree.
- The majority of respondents (60.4%) agree that facial recognition technology can help AI police officers identify criminals.
The report explores other exciting ideas of this nature and will benefit individuals or organizations who use artificial intelligence to support their internal and external security systems.