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AI Predicts Crime a Week Before it Happens: Study Shows 90% Accuracy

AI Predicts Crime a Week Before it Happens: Study Shows 90% Accuracy

 

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What happened? In a study that shows the potential for artificial intelligence to help prevent crime, a team of researchers from the University of Chicago has demonstrated a model that can predict crimes a week in advance with 90% accuracy. The study was conducted in eight major US cities and provides a glimpse into how AI could be used to help law enforcement officials plan and prepare for criminal activity.

 

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Why is this important? While the study is still in its early stages, it provides a promising example of how AI can be used to help keep communities safe. As Professor Ishanu Chattopadhyay from the University of Chicago said, "We created a digital twin of urban environments. If you feed it data from what happened in the past, it will tell you what's going to happen in the future. It's not magical, there are limitations, but we validated it and it works really well."

 

This development starts to look like the 2002 science fiction thriller Minority Report, which was inspired by the 1956 novella Minority Report by Philip K. Dick. It's both fascinating and frightening. So what will be the implications on people and our planet? Well, we need to be careful that we don't become a society that relies on machines to make decisions for us. As the study shows, AI can be a valuable tool, but it's important that we remain in control and keep human beings in the loop. After all, we're the ones who have to live with the consequences of our actions.

 

Do you think AI should be used to predict crime? What are the benefits and risks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


Author: Christian Kromme

First Appeared On: Disruptive Inspiration Daily

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