In the Tom Cruise science fiction action film Minority Report, based on a short story by American writer Philip K Dick, future society depends on three mutants, called “precogs”, to foresee crime before it occurs. Artificial intelligence technology, combined with facial recognition systems and big data analytics, now makes such a pre-crime capability available to law enforcement agencies. Photo: Handout

Minority Report-style crime prevention with artificial intelligence is fast becoming reality

  • Improvements in detection technology have all but solved credit card fraud and spam email
  • Security agencies are deploying AI to detect abnormal behaviour that may suggest malicious intent
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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In the Tom Cruise science fiction action film Minority Report, based on a short story by American writer Philip K Dick, future society depends on three mutants, called “precogs”, to foresee crime before it occurs. Artificial intelligence technology, combined with facial recognition systems and big data analytics, now makes such a pre-crime capability available to law enforcement agencies. Photo: Handout
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A man demonstrates the facial recognition technology by Cloudwalk. Photo: Handout

This state-backed AI unicorn has helped Chinese police arrest 10,000 criminals

  • Initially focused on finance, Cloudwalk grew into the biggest AI supplier to Chinese banks, which use its facial recognition technology in ATMs
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A man demonstrates the facial recognition technology by Cloudwalk. Photo: Handout
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