Artificial Intelligent Law Enforcement and the Future of Police Work
As our nation’s crime rate rises and illegal aliens become a larger portion of our population, the idea of AI law enforcement may be more appealing to many of us. While some people are concerned about the ethical implications of this, others decried such talk as the harbinger of the robot police state. Nevertheless, if we truly look at all the benefits that this technology can bring, and we ask the tough questions, it makes sense to use these capabilities. It’s just a matter of implementing the right processes.
In the future, artificially intelligent systems will likely be made to patrol our roads, detect illegal activity and even apprehend criminals. If the system is not properly programmed, it will not work very well. However, the right software will help the police department to achieve greater success with minimal inconvenience to the citizenry. Right now, these systems are only in the early stages of development. It will be quite a while before these capabilities become a reality, but what we do know is that they will revolutionize law enforcement.
Today, we live in a world where everything is computerized, including law enforcement. This makes it difficult for police officers to catch criminals because everything is so automated. If you are being stopped on suspicion of drunk driving, the officer has to write up a report, put it in a folder, take it to the bank to cash it, then review the report again to make sure everything was recorded correctly. If you are in a different jurisdiction, you probably do not have this luxury.
In the future, police might need to rely more on robots to perform their duties. These robots will be able to take human discretion out of the equation and look at things objectively. There might be an exception for traffic violations, but for most of society, this would render traffic law a completely useless field to try to crack.
In addition, these devices will be able to interact with humans more closely than ever before. As the technology becomes more developed, it is likely that these artificially intelligent narcotics will be able to resist arrest and prosecution on human rights grounds. They might be able to use deception or coercion, but they will not be able to use violence as a means of enforcing the law. This might set a slippery slope for the rights of individuals to defend themselves.
A police officer that is afraid to use force will be replaced by a robot. Some human beings might not like this idea. It makes them think that robots are stronger and more aggressive than humans. Although the fear might be legitimate, the fact remains that the police will always have guns available in order to use force if necessary. Robotic enforcement will replace the dirty, brutal, fear-inducing tactics that have been used for so long.
An additional problem might arise if an artificial intelligent system comes into contact with a criminal. If this happens, the software might determine in advance that this individual is guilty of the crime. The temptation might be to execute the sentence against the individual. However, if this same system is able to discern through data that the individual is innocent, then it might be able to distinguish between two different situations. One situation might be totally unjustified, while the other situation might be entirely right.
In the future, we might see that this new system which is called the Matrix is used by police officers in combination with Matrix-like technologies that are designed to extract information from suspects. These systems might be able to determine if the person is guilty without having to kill the individual. In many ways, this would be a much better system than what we have today. If you have any ideas on how this might work, or have concerns about the current system that is in place, you might consider contacting one of the many security experts who have written books or articles on the topic. This is one area that is likely to be heavily influenced in the next decade.