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Artificial intelligence can support police work

| Press release | Data Management & Analysis | Image Recognition & Understanding | IT Security | Smart Data & Knowledge Services | Kaiserslautern

DFKI has been cooperating with the State and Federal Criminal Police Offices since 2021 with the aim of using artificial intelligence for police purposes. Interior Minister of Rheinland-Pfalz Michael Ebling, LKA President Mario Germano and the Managing Director of DFKI in Kaiserslautern Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel have now presented the first sub-projects of the cooperation. The cooperation partners presented the first interim results of the AI Transfer Lab based on an ATM blast. Current research focuses in this context include the AI-supported analysis of shoeprint traces, mass data analysis, and the recovery of deleted or destroyed data.

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Interior Minister Michael Ebling demonstrating AI software at the State Criminal Investigation Office.

As part of the collaboration, a police-specific transfer lab "KIForPol" is operated at DFKI in Kaiserslautern, consisting of a mixed team of employees from the police and academia and jointly dedicated to security agency project issues.

"The joint Transferlab provides the ideal framework for direct and lasting knowledge and technology transfer from current AI research to police applications that serve society. The initial results impressively demonstrate how modern AI tools can relieve and effectively support investigative authorities in their increasingly complex tasks and thus make a lasting contribution to fighting and solving crime," said Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel, Managing Director of DFKI in Kaiserslautern.

"Artificial intelligence will be indispensable for police work in the future. Crime is increasingly taking place in the digital space and the evaluation of mass data, such as in the case of the Traben-Trarbach cyber bunker, would already be unthinkable today without technical support. Artificial intelligence can pre-structure huge amounts of data in the sense of an assistance system and make the work much easier," says Interior Minister Michael Ebling.

Interior Minister Ebling expects a lot from the further work within the framework of the cooperation. "The police need the strong partners at their side to keep up with the dynamics of technical developments. With DFKI, we have found a strong and highly recognized partner in Rheinland-Pfalz that supports the State Criminal Police Office and the Federal Criminal Police Office with its know-how and provides access to the latest scientific findings," he emphasized.

"For the State Criminal Police Office, it is important to use AI to support people and not to replace them, which is why we are using AI to research solutions for application and practice-oriented structures for the immense amounts of data that the police have to deal with and analyze in a targeted manner in criminal proceedings," emphasized LKA President Mario Germano.

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Christian Heyer

Leiter Communications & Media Kaiserslautern | Darmstadt

Sonja Bräuer

Pressesprecherin, Ministerium des Inneren und für Sport Rheinland-Pfalz