This Crime-Solving AI Was Originally Developed To Help Astronauts-In-Training

22nd January 2018

Your local police force’s newest recruit could be more machine than human. Security departments in the UK and Belgium are, right now, testing an artificial intelligence (AI) program that will take on the arduous task of sifting through potential evidence (a process that is usually¬†completed manually) to help solve crimes. Rather bizarrely, VALCRI (Visual Analytics for Sense-Making in Criminal Intelligence) was built from software originally¬†designed to prepare trainee-astronauts for stints in space….