What are the value and limits of emerging AI technologies such as ChatGPT in policing?


"Analytics is the ability to synthesise information to draw insights that can lead to actionable decisions, often in combination with other information and at scale.

We are particularly interested in analytic techniques that relieve the police workforce of administrative tasks and/or support their compliance with analytic or data governance standards (e.g. the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Covenant for Using Artificial Intelligence in Policing). Our interests include developing mature capabilities such as automatic redaction and selective extraction from phones, to creating new support processes in areas such as Out of Court Disclosures, personnel vetting, and document summarisation. We retain a broad interest here because we seek to learn the value and limits of emerging technologies, such as ChatGPT, as well as continuing to exploit Advanced Data Analytics across the range of processes and questions relevant to policing."

Next steps

"We welcome your engagement with our ARIs in the following ways:
• If you have evidence that completely or partly supports or answers one of our ARIs, we invite you to share that with us. For any ongoing research relevant to policing and crime reduction, we encourage you to register your research on the College of Policing’s research projects map, which has been designed to promote collaboration and support requests for participants.
• If you are, or plan to be, carrying out research that relates to one of our ARIs, we’d like to hear about it. While we cannot respond to speculative approaches for research funding, we will where possible act to support your ambitions, including finding you policing partners where possible.
• If you are submitting a funding or grant application that aligns with one of our ARIs, we hope that referencing policing’s ARIs will help to strengthen your case for the possible public impact of the research.
• We will use the ARI document to structure our academic engagement, prioritise events and build new connections with external partners. We will be using our ARIs in our engagement with UKRI, and we will publish any opportunities for funding via our website https://science.police.uk/
Please send any correspondence and questions to csa@npcc.police.uk, including ‘ARI’ in the subject heading."


This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

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