How Dubai Police plans to lead world in artificial intelligence


Dubai Police on Wednesday announced plans for Future Societies 5.0, a summit of AI-led policing that aims to become the premier platform for inter-force technological advancement.

Managed by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and taking place April 22-23, 2019, Future Societies 5.0 will be the region’s first dedicated AI law enforcement event directly addressing how digital technology can allow international police forces to establish securer, safer societies through innovations such as AI surveillance, predictive policing and the deployment of robot officers.

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be at its core, with discussion, analysis and technologies focusing on the central strategic pillars of AI policing: futuristic stations, crime prevention and investigation, forensics, road safety, crisis-disaster management, operations and customer service, a statement said.

The announcement of the event follows this year’s formation of the Dubai Police Strategic Plan (2018-2021) in which the force created a new General Department of Artificial Intelligence.

By 2031, the objective is to have AI methods used across all areas of police, including security, forecasting of crime and traffic accidents, and developing the best techniques and AI tools to serve the needs of the people locally and internationally.

Future Societies 5.0 will invite police departments from around the world to gather and establish global partnerships, discuss best practices and exchange forward-thinking knowledge and ideas on the digital tech that is transforming 21st century policing, the statement added.

Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, director general of the Artificial Intelligence Department of Dubai Police, said: “Our achievement of our aspiration to become the smartest police force in the world shall be accelerated by the most advance AI technologies and its applications. By opening a dialogue with our global peer police forces with the future opportunities to collaborate in meaningful projects, the goal to achieve a safer and more secured society locally and globally shall be sooner rather than later.”

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