In this interdisciplinary project we aim to research and develop AI tools for dealing with large volumes of multimodal data in Police investigation and intelligence situations – going from this data to trustworthy evidence that can be used in court. In addition to developing such tools, we also want to evaluate (the use of) such tools: how are they used by individual investigators and in the broader police organisation? Which legal requirements and safeguards are needed for a responsible and legitimate use of AI tools in police investigation and intelligence?

In the project, the Utrecht University Police Lab works together with the University of Amsterdam, the Free University Amsterdam, the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands Police, the Netherlands Forensic Institute and multiple other societal and academic stakeholders.