20:27 21 September 2017
Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and smart robots have already proven their impact on many different industries. They are useful in automating mundane tasks while minimising rooms for errors and improving not just efficiency and productivity in the workplace but also safety.
As they evolve, they find their way to other aspects of the society including the law enforcement. They are now being used by police to fight crimes, gather more evidence, and make the society safer place to live in. However, applying this technology to help fight crimes raises some challenging questions regarding our right to privacy and security breaches.
So far, arrests have already been made based on evidence collected from connected digital devices, such as the Amazon dot and a Fitbit. Law enforcement agencies from all around are now being trained on how to collect and handle digital evidence. Smart watches, phones, televisions, and even pacemakers can now be used by detectives to confirm suspects’ alibis or whereabouts. This can speed up the process of catching the culprit while minimising resources being used in solving many cases.
Although artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and smart robots are proven their worth in the law enforcement, many are still concerned that they can be used to violate their safety and privacy. Such is just one of the concerns that law enforcement agencies across the world must address.
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