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UK Using Computers to Predict Crime

October 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Police

The London Metropolitan Police are investing in technology designed to forecast where crimes will be committed. In an initiative that echoes the hit film in which a ‘precrime’ department detains murderers before they kill, the force is using computers to map out where future burglaries are likely to take place. Computer algorithms combine crime statistics […]

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Misapplied Technology and London Riots

August 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Police

The days of the friendly London Bobby strolling through a neighborhood, talking with passers-by and being offered the occasional tea are long gone.  London’s residents have become the most monitored in the free world, as nearly 500,000 video cameras (some of which cost up to $50k each) and microphones are set throughout the city recording […]

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