Police HQ to have a robot in its reception
To explore technologies like artificial intelligence for better policing and setting up smart police station.
KOCHI: Cocon, the eleventh cyber security conference, came to a close on Saturday evening. Actor Mohanlal was the chief guest at the valedictory function held at a private hotel in Kochi.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, state police chief Lokanath Behera said that as part of integrating robotics with policing, a robot would be deployed at the reception of the Kerala police headquarters in a period of two months.
The robot would collect details of visitors and provide instructions accordingly. The police are envisaging the use of a robot equipped with facial-recognition technology. He said that their objective is to explore technologies like artificial intelligence for better policing and setting up smart police station.
Behera added that he will soon convene a meeting in Kochi to examine the possibility of utilizing robotics in effective traffic management and road safety initiatives. The valedictory session of the event was inaugurated by the chief secretary Tom Jose. Mohanlal said that social media abuse and piracy were the greatest challenges faced by the film industry. The actor also emphasised on the need for increasing awareness on cyber safety.
Taking a cue from the law enforcement agencies across the world, the Kerala Police have embarked on a plan to integrate robotics into law and order enforcement. The first use of the robotics will be at the reception of the Kerala Police headquarters in two months.
“Our objective is to implement many smart police mechanisms, including the smart police station and robots, and adopt artificial intelligence,” State Police Chief Loknath Behera told mediapersons on Saturday on the sidelines of Cocon 18, an annual cybersecurity event organised by the Kerala Police here.
Mr. Behera has already started consultations with Roshi John, Global head, Robotics and Cognitive Systems at Tata Consultancy Services. The robot deployed at the reception desk will be entrusted with the duty to receive guests, collect details of their visits and give out instructions accordingly. The robot is equipped with the face-recognition technology.
Mr. Behera will soon convene a meeting in Kochi to examine the possibility of utilising robotics in effective traffic management.
In view of the sharp rise in instances of film piracy, the Kerala Police Cyberdome has come out with a device to check the trend. Manoj Abraham, Inspector General of Police and nodal officer, Kerala Police Cyberdome, said devices preventing piracy would soon be set up in cinemas to detect those who copy film illegally. These devices will capture the movement and even the minute facial expression of all persons visiting cinemas.
The police have commenced attempts to trace members of Tamil Rockers, a major film piracy racket operating in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
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