Police ‘may need AI to help cope with huge volumes of evidence’


Police should look at using artificial intelligence to help cope with the scale of information involved in investigations and avoid the kinds of mistakes that have led to a string of collapsed rape trials, a senior police chief said on Wednesday.

Sara Thornton, the chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said the volume of data held by individuals had massively increased the number of potential lines of enquiry that officers must pursue to understand a case.

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Source: The Guardian