[Wired] BigDataFr recommends: CrimeRadar is using machine learning to predict crime in Rio

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CrimeRadar is using machine learning to predict crime in Rio

[…] It may sound like something from the Minority Report, but this app can predict where crimes will take place. The software, called CrimeRadar, has just launched its prototype in the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro.

The app uses advanced machine learning to predict crime rates in the city’s neighbourhoods at different times of the day and night.

The Olympic Games have, arguably, exposed crime levels in Rio de Janeiro to a wider audience. A string of high profile robberies, allegedly including members of the US swim team; Australian athletes; and even the Brazilian government’s head of security for events falling prey to criminals, have been reported. […]

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By James Temperton
Source: https://www.wired.com

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