IIT Kanpur is developing an AI-powered search engine that aims to empower police to reduce crime


Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship (AIIDE) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur – Center of Excellence (COE) in Noida has incubated the think tank Future Crime Research Foundation (FCRF ) based in Lucknow, which is working to develop an AI-powered big data search engine, the first of its kind, to help police.

The search engine strives to facilitate the process of investigation and policing by integrating data from all major stakeholders to develop a search engine. It will help in predictive policing, crime mapping, crime pattern analysis, crime prediction, behavioral analysis, future strategy, critical data synergy, integrated database, real-time action, dark web and social media investigation, defaulter determination and geospatial intelligence. .

“Fraud and crime is one of the main social problems, Shashank Shekhar – CEO of FCRF is developing predictive policing methods using AI, now we can better understand crime and solve it faster. We are committed to promoting AI startups in UP, I am grateful to GOUP for supporting Al Center in Noida,” said Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, CEO of IIT Kanpur (FIRST, AIIDE and C3i Hub), reported NDTV.

How will the data be integrated?

The institute informed that a massive amount of crime data is available to the government in various forms. They will use data available in case files, FIRs, charge sheets, seizure/conviction/arrest notes, criminal data, crime data (case/incident), courtroom data registration of police stations and information on complaints from citizens.

The institute added that apart from data available from central and state agencies, huge data available from banks, financial services and insurance (BFSI), internet service providers (ISP), telecommunications, transport and other crucial bodies are not used. Moreover, internet, dark web, social media and other open source platforms are full of data resources which are unexplored parts.

How will the search engine help the police?

The search engine will be a platform where data from all vital agencies and institutions will be linked. Like any other search engine, investigators will be able to access detailed data at the click of a button that will help them in the investigation.

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