The INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) is an international organization that facilitates international police cooperation. The INTERPOL is aware of rapid technological developments and aims to utilize them for the purposes of more efficient law enforcement. The organizations website provides an overview of information, communications and technology (ICT) laws projects.
The INTERPOL participated in the Speaker Identification Integrated Project (SIIP). The technology developed within this project is able to identify a person based on her voice or isolate conversations of interest.
The INTERPOL already utilizes AI for identification of “criminals, fugitives, persons of interest or missing persons” within the INTERPOL Face Recognition System that was established in 2016. According to their website, the INTERPOL has access to “facial images received from more than 160 countries”.
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Law Enforcement
In 2019, the INTERPOL and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute published a joint report Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Law Enforcement.
Among others, the report suggests possible future use of AI: for instance, autonomous responding to “requests for international mutual legal assistance”, “autonomous robotic patrol systems”, predictive policing, “computer vision software to identify stolen cars”, “tools that identify vulnerable and exploited children”, “behaviour detection tools to identify shoplifters”, or “fully autonomous tools to identify and fine online scammers”.