Artificial Intelligence has found countless use cases in the modern world. From detecting fake news to detecting cancers, AI today is being deployed almost everywhere. And now, this technology has found another use case, or should I say role. New Zealand police have deployed AI for the role of a cop. Yes, you heard it right, a cop!
Before you get all excited about the Kiwi cop being a Sophia-like figure, let me clarify -- it’s not. Instead, the new AI cop is a virtual assistant but with a face. For convenience, picture Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa but with a face that looks like that of a human.
“Ella is a digital person that is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and uses real-time animation to emulate face-to-face interactions,” Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement.