Effective, explainable and ethical: AI for law enforcement and community safety

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We describe the Artificial Intelligence for Law Enforcement and Community Safety (AiLECS) research laboratory, a collaboration between the Australian Federal Police and Monash University. The laboratory was initially motivated by work towards countering online child exploitation material. It now offers a platform for further research and development in AI that will benefit policing and mitigating threats to community wellbeing more broadly. We outline the work the laboratory has undertaken, results to date, and discuss our agenda for scaling up its work into the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE / ITU International Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Good, AI4G 2020
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728170312
ISBN (Print)9781728170329
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventInternational Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Good 2020 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 21 Sep 202025 Sep 2020
https://ieeexplore-ieee-org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/xpl/conhome/9310989/proceeding (Proceedings)
https://aiforgood.itu.int (Website)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Good 2020
Abbreviated titleAI4G 2020
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  • artificial intelligence
  • law enforcement

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