The Uttar Pradesh Police in India is set to deploy a new AI-powered tool called Crime GPT. Developed by Staqu Technologies, a Gurugram-based firm, Crime GPT leverages artificial intelligence to analyze vast criminal databases and provide investigators with crucial insights.

This tool operates through written or audio inputs. For instance, officers investigating a case can use Crime GPT to retrieve information about a suspect’s past criminal activities within a specific timeframe. Crime GPT can also perform facial recognition, speaker identification, and analyze voice recordings, potentially linking suspects to past crimes or identifying accomplices.

Prashant Kumar, the Director General of Police (DGP) for Uttar Pradesh, believes Crime GPT will significantly improve investigation efficiency. He anticipates faster retrieval of information, streamlined procedures, and, ultimately, quicker case resolutions.

Crime GPT builds upon Staqu’s earlier collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Police – the Trinetra application. Trinetra utilizes facial recognition and audio analysis for suspect tracking and monitoring. The digitized database containing information on over 900,000 criminals, built through this prior project, serves as the foundation for Crime GPT’s operations.

This development signifies India’s growing embrace of AI technology in law enforcement. While Crime GPT offers promising potential for investigations, concerns regarding potential bias within the AI model and the ethical implications of such powerful tools need to be addressed as this technology is implemented.