Over the past several decades, criminal justice and law enforcement agencies have implemented an array of technological advancements to improve operational efficiency and outcomes– especially in times of diminished resources and enhanced public attention on, and scrutiny of, law enforcement activity.
The word “Halloween” is a mashup of two words, “hallows” and “eve.” In 1785, Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote a poem, “Halloween,” which helped popularize the name for the Celtic tradition. More than 200 years later, the Halloween of days’ past looks completely different from the holiday around the corner. Even still, one fact is timeless—Halloween originated from a tradition of human storytelling that gives rise to the innovation economy that exists today. Every year, human technology advances faster, and with 2021 around the corner, we live in a world in which robots, artificial intelligence, social networks, and digital art are part of everyday existence. The Halloween party of the future is already here.
Law Enforcement and Justice, like most Government bodies, are subject to IT compliance requirements. One of the most prevalent is Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy. CJIS is the largest division of the FBI, and comprises several departments, including the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
To fully gain value and create a real benefit from Artificial Intelligence (AI), business leaders and technologists must totally understand what AI is, and the specifics of what it is capable of from a larger scale perspective. The hype and enthusiasm around AI have created many myths and assumptions, and some believe AI is nothing more than a buzzword, without understanding its full ability to produce results.