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November 8, 2023

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Bogotá Police using facial recognition to enable arrest of murder and theft suspects

The Columbian capital of Bogotá is using Corsight AI’s facial recognition technology to recognise and capture some of the city’s most wanted criminals for murder and theft.

Bogota-Columbia-23A successful 30-day Proof of Concept was conducted in collaboration with the Bogotá Metropolitan Police in TransMilenio, the city’s bus rapid transit system. During the first two weeks of this period, the facial recognition system led to the capture of six individuals – one for homicide and another five for theft.

The system was also said to have recognised a further 10 individuals on Bogotá’s most wanted list.

The POC setup utilised 20 cameras strategically positioned throughout the TransMilenio network. Corsight AI’s facial recognition software, powered by two rotating licenses, was harnessed to analyse these cameras and cross-reference them against a vast database containing the records of over 5,000 individuals with active court orders in Bogotá.

Law enforcement has said the software has enabled them to enhance public safety to quickly and accurately identify and located wanted individuals.

“Helping us to improve the perception of public safety”

Lieutenant Colonel Jader Llerena Rivas, the Commander of Mass Transportation Service from the Bogotá Metropolitan Police, praised the Corsight AI technology.

He said: “As part of the Bogota Operation program, the Police was able to link this software to the Mass Transportation System. We have a database of over 5,000 people with active court orders in the city, and apprehending these individuals will help us improve the public safety perception by bringing them to justice”.

Corsight-BogotaFacialRecognition-23Corsight AI’s facial recognition technology is said to excel in challenging scenarios with low light, poor image quality, or partially obscured faces, ensuring accurate identification in difficult situations. With the recent installation of biometric cameras, TransMilenio aims to use facial recognition to enhance security within its stations and vehicles.

Karla M. López, Corsight AI sales manager for LATAM said: “The successful POC results illustrate the significant potential this technology holds in deterring criminal activity and making public spaces safer for Bogotá residents.”

“Corsight AI remains committed to advancing the capabilities of facial recognition technology and contributing to public safety efforts in cities and communities around the world.”


In related news, the UK Minister for Crime and Policing, Chris Philps, has urged British police to use artificial intelligence (AI)-based facial recognition technology more for crime-fighting by May 2024

 

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