Mobile Phone Artificial Intelligence Analysis Technology.
Cellebrite the supplier of the mobile phone analysis technology used by Datlabs Data Recovery has recently announced the launch of Artificial intelligence based analysis software.
The AI software is capable of interpreting images, matching faces and analysing patterns of communication thereby introducing the potential to speed up investigations into alleged crime.
Currently the software is being piloted by UK police forces to speed up examination of mobile phones seized as a part of criminal investigations.
Cellebrite, the now Japanese-owned company behind some of the software, claims a wider rollout would solve problems over failures to disclose crucial digital evidence that have led to the collapse of a series of rape trials and other prosecutions in the past year. However, the move by police has prompted concerns over privacy and the potential for software to introduce bias into processing of criminal evidence.
As police and lawyers struggle to cope with the exponential rise in data volumes generated by phones and laptops in even routine crime cases, the hunt is on for a technological solution to handle increasingly unmanageable workloads. Some forces are understood to have backlogs of up to six months .
Earlier this year the chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Sara Thornton commented that her organisation was working with the Crown Prosecution Service on disclosure problems and could explore AI solutions.