Staqu has been selected to assist Dubai police in reducing the crime rate, with its AI-powered predictive policing technology. Gurgaon-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup was one of 677 applications the Dubai Future Foundation received from across the globe.
The police authorities of Dubai were looking for adept tech partners to aid in their objective of a 25% reduction in violent crimes by 2021. It is further intent on integrating artificial intelligence with its current programs and databases, in order to provide analytics and statistics that would support the decision-making process, hence enabling quicker response time in emergency situations.
As per the startup, activities of police forces on ground zero have been fraught with several challenges like identifying criminals or predicting criminal activities based on heuristic data. The activities further suffer due to a lack of adequate technology that can extract and connect, in real-time, an extensive range of unstructured, disparate and heterogeneous data attributes from criminal records. These data attributes could be grouped under three categories: image, speech, and previously recorded non-uniform text-data. It is not feasible to utilise currently available simple software algorithms in computing such complex data structures. Staqu solved this problem with its proprietary, advance hybrid AI technology which amalgamates different neural network models to process image speech and text to extract meaningful information that aid in decision making.
Staqu was amongst the 4 start-ups that were finally selected to work with Dubai Police on their set of challenges. Following 9 weeks of scrutiny, Staqu, along with another US-based start-up, will be implementing an advanced model of its proprietary research with the Dubai Police, as part of the MoU.
Speaking on the same, Atul Rai, Co-Founder & CEO of Staqu said, “We started Staqu three years ago, with the vision of solving real-world problems with the help of Artificial Intelligence.” Adding, “We are forever grateful to the Dubai Police, His Excellency Chief Commander Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, for showing this much of faith in us and look forward to fully assisting the police forces with our AI powered solutions.”