Artificial Intelligence

A company based in Cape Town has designed an artificial intelligence programme that will predict crime before it happens. The future is now!


Solution House Software director Tiaan Janse van Rensburg met with Finance 24 to discuss the new artificial intelligence model that is set to change crime in South Africa. They are hoping to use machine-learning, artificial intelligence and data capturing to predict crime before it happens.

The artificial intelligence model will follow the patterns of 50 different types of crime, from rapes to hijackings and house break-ins. It will also collect multiple types data such as weather patterns and historical data from various sources. Some of the data will come from urban areas, central improvement districts, neighbourhood watch initiatives, estates, shopping malls and even schools.

“Using data such as weather patterns and other reported crimes, we are able to predict the likelihood of a specific crime taking place, on a particular day at a particular time,”

“For the time being we’re launching this new and very exciting technology with a very narrow focus, which allows us to achieve better results and hone the AI engine even further to apply it to other incident management areas,”

The hope is that the model will link up to an app system which can be used to report or monitor for incidents. It is one of the only fully mobile-enabled incident management systems available today.

“With the module installed, Incident Desk generates 7- and 30-day forecasts as heat maps based on crime types and incident probabilities”

The good news is we don’t have to wait for this to be real! Tiaan Janse van Rensburg says it will be available within the next month!

Sources: Fin24
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