Spanish Police Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Spot Written Lies
By combining machine learning with text analysis and law enforcement data, police in Spain are using artificial intelligence to identify likely lies in police reports. The tool currently focuses on robbery reports and a recent study found that, once a report was identified by the tool as “likely false,” 83% of the cases were closed after claimants underwent additional questioning. The tool analyzes length, subject focus, and details that correlate to known false reports. While the tool appears to be aiding Spanish police, researchers note that the tool is not perfect and can easily create false positives, especially when somebody is robbed from behind or when the thieves wear masks that prevent any physical description of the robber.