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IIT Kanpur Incubates Startup to Build Search Engine for Predictive Policing

FCRF plans to build a novel search engine to make the investigation and policing process more efficient for concerned authorities.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur’s Artificial Intelligence and Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship (AIIDE) – Centre of Excellence (COE) announces that it has incubated a Lucknow-based startup Future Crime Research Foundation (FCRF), to build a search engine for predictive policing and crime mapping. 

The growth of technology over the years also increased crime. Hence, police and intelligence agencies are finding it increasingly challenging to counter them. 

The startup plans to develop a novel search engine to make the investigation and policing process more efficient for concerned authorities. 

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Apart from other services, the company will integrate data from all important stakeholders to develop a search engine that would aid in predictive policing, crime mapping, and analysis. 

According to the company, the search engine will assist police in conducting more advanced analysis, gaining a better understanding of the factors that influence criminal behavior, and also aid in predicting where crimes can occur. Earlier, FCRF had developed India’s first search engine for nodal officers and police station numbers across the country. 

Co-founder of FCRF, Shashank Shekhar, said, “We will collect all necessary data from many sources and create a single platform that can execute data analysis utilizing regression models, data mining, and artificial intelligence, as well as providing insights into the crime pattern that is unique to a given region.” 

Predictive policing, crime mapping, crime pattern analysis, crime prediction, future strategy, integrated database, behavioral analysis,  a synergy of critical data,  real-time action, the dark web, and social media investigation, default determination, and geospatial intelligence will be the key focus of the search engine. 

CEO of IIT Kanpur’s AIIDE Center of Excellence, Nikhil Agarwal, said, “Frauds and crime are one of the main social issues. Future Crime Research Foundation (FRCF) is developing methods of predictive policing using Artificial Intelligence.” He also mentioned that they can now better comprehend crime and solve it faster because of the new technology.

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Dipayan Mitra
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Dipayan is a news savvy writer, who does not leave a single page of news paper unturned. He is also a professional vocalist who enjoys ghazals. Building a dog shelter is his forever dream.

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