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Banks to use AI to sever terrorists’ funding

In an effort to combat terrorist activities, banks are planning to start using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to identify suspicious transactions and sever funds to jihadists. QuantaVerse, a Pennsylvania-based technology firm, has developed an AI to monitor and identify financial crimes, from terrorist funding to money laundering. Speaking to WIRED, Dan Stitt, the… Read More

Research investigates link between cybercrime and autistic traits

A new study is seeking to investigate the connections between cybercrime and autistic-like personality traits – a link which remains contested and unproven. The project will see the University of Bath’s Centre for Applied Autism Research, the charity Research Autism and the cybercrime unit of the National Crime Agency (NCA) examine the prevalence of autism… Read More

Hitachi develops AI for real-time people detection and tracking

Researchers at Japanese multinational Hitachi are developing a new image analysis system using artificial intelligence (AI) to detect and track individuals in real-time. The team explained in a news release that the detection software can pick out an individual in real-time by categorising and searching a combination of over 100 external appearance and movement features,… Read More

UK police force recruiting 24-hour drone unit to fight crime

Police in the south-west of England are set to launch a new drone unit this summer which aims to help tackle crime – an initiative which could soon be mirrored across the UK. Amid warnings of a national shortage of detectives, Devon and Cornwall Police hope that the 24-hour team will support police officers during… Read More

Arizona fails to criminalise blockchain-based weapons fire technologies

The most pro-gun state in the U.S. has apparently been blocked in its latest attempt to muzzle new blockchain-based technologies which could make gun owners accountable for every shot they fire. The bill was introduced last month by Arizona state representative Paul Boyer, and seemed set to pass through legislative hurdles with ease until hitting… Read More