Created artificial intelligence, to solve crimes

It would be just great, whether from the works of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle's a real man. This detective, easily solves the most intricate crimes would surely have brought many benefits to our society. Yes, but here it is only a fiction writer, who lived at the beginning of the XX century. However, no one bothers scientists create computer likeness of the detective in the form of an advanced artificial intelligence. Something like that tried to bring to life the employees Middlesex University in North London.

Created artificial intelligence, to solve crimes

The problem of the investigation of many crimes lies in the fact that a huge amount of collected information and evidence is dispersed in different police departments. Due to poorly-functioning exchange of information between the departments of evidence can easily get lost in a giant cog mechanism legal machinery that will deliver the investigators to a standstill or even lead to the closure of the case. Despite the fact that computers have greatly facilitated the life of police officers and detectives, this system is still far from perfect.

Middlesex University is one of several institutions of higher education, who is currently involved in developing the system VALCRI. Stands for Visual Analytics for sense-making in Criminal Intelligence analysis. The system is a kind of automated Sherlock Holmes, who studies the massive amounts of data stored in police databases, building a connection between interrogations of suspects, studying pictures from crime scenes, watch videos, and then tries to connect studied the evidence among themselves and come to any conclusion. Work on the project began in 2014, when scientists from Middlesex University received a grant for its implementation in the amount of $ 17 million. Since then, the system acquired new skills and gradually developed. VALCRI explores the personal files of criminals and shared patterns of behavior into separate categories. Handwriting criminal system almost instantly investigators offer some of the most suitable candidates, who were able to commit the crime. And the information will be offered to police officers in an intuitive and highly graphical interface.

At the moment, the system is pre-tested in the UK. But it is possible that over time the system will be taken up and other states.