January 3, 2022

Why Law Enforcement and Security Agencies Should Adopt AI in Their Toolkit

It might be easy to assume that artificial intelligence (AI) has nothing to do with us. But in reality, artificial intelligence is encountered by most people from morning until night. It plays an increasingly integral part of our day-to-day lives, from internet search engines to vehicle control systems and face recognition on our phones.

AI is also quickly proving its worth inside organizations that rely on analyzing vast amounts of diverse data. The latest AI and machine learning technologies developing across every field today are helping organizations deal with huge amounts of data, automatically, mush faster, and more accurately. They are opening up new capabilities that were previously impossible or impractical, when performed by humans.

With its ability to replicate human problem-solving abilities at a much greater scale, AI can conduct complex data analysis in almost real time, accelerating time to results, while replacing manual analysis and freeing up valuable human resources, allowing humans to focus on more other important elements of their job responsibilities, that can not be completed by computers.

 Law enforcement (LEA) and security agencies are under constant pressure to enhance their toolkit and methods to better fight terror and crime. It goes without saying, that AI presents a whole range of new opportunities for such agencies as well; they can automate manual processes, analyze massive amounts of investigative or surveillance data, identify anomalies as well as commonalities, recognize patterns, quickly flag relevant indications and more, while reducing the burden of labor-intensive tasks, freeing officers to handle more complex activities.

As a result, such technological advances allow to scale tasks, increase operational efficiency, reduce time-to-insights and workloads and improve overall performance.

 While there are many opportunities, AI is still relatively new to the law enforcement community and its applications have not yet been fully realized.

Unsurprisingly, investment in the field is growing. According to Deltek, identifiable federal spending on AI rose to nearly $1 billion in 2020, making it one of the fastest-growing emerging tech investment areas.  Furthermore, U.S. defense spending is much greater than for civilian agencies, accounting for 37%of total AI spending.  

 Toka’s mission is to help government agencies strengthen homeland security by developing digital forensics and intelligence platforms that unlock the vast opportunities in today’s digitally connected world. The company has added advanced AI technologies to its software-based platforms to enable advanced data filtering and reporting capabilities that make it easier and faster to surface critical insights, saving time and resources. To learn more, contact: info@tokagroup.com.