At a time when the technology is easing our work why the most daunting of the task be left behind. As you have guessed by the title we are talking about Policing. Policing is one of the most challenging tasks as we all know.
What if technology comes to aid in policing. Wouldn’t it be better to have 24×7 police vigilance and presence with less burden on officers? If you think that way then it is a reality now. New Zealand Police has got it’s very own Artificial Intelligence (AI) based, Police officer.
The AI-based cop named ‘Ella’ life-like virtual assistant that uses real-time animation to emulate face-to-face interaction. She would soon take charge of her duties at the Police Headquarters in Wellington. Ella would be taking charge in the lobby of Police Headquarters.
Her main duties would involve welcoming visitors to the building, telling the staff that they’ve arrived, and directing them to collect their passes. She would also talk to visitors about certain issues. This includes issues like force’s non-emergency number and police vetting procedures.
Tech firms Intela AI and Soul Machines led the AI and digital human development of Ella. They programmed it to use voice, tone and body language to deliver a one-on-one service. Ella’s performance would be evaluated in 3 months.