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Police to Develop AI Technology for Investigative Support

Police to Develop AI Technology for Investigative Support

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency is developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology that automatically sends information helpful for investigation to field investigators. Jang Kwang-ho, head of the smart police intelligence center at the Police Science Institute, introduced the project at a meeting held at the National Police Agency headquarters. Investigators at [...]

Police to Officially Introduce Undercover Investigation of Digital Sex Crimes

Police to Officially Introduce Undercover Investigation of Digital Sex Crimes

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency (NPA) is working on establishing a legal basis for carrying out undercover investigations of digital sex crimes. “While undercover investigation can be done based on previous court decisions, we are trying to establish a legal basis for such kind of investigation,” a source from the [...]

‘Untact’ Detectors Implemented for DUI Testing

‘Untact’ Detectors Implemented for DUI Testing

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency has begun a new system using ‘untact detectors’ to identify drivers under the influence without conducting breath tests. The new system replaces previous breathalyzers, aiming to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. The new alcohol testing device can be used to measure the driver’s blood [...]

Police Distribute Translated Regulations on Epidemic Control to Foreign Residents

Police Distribute Translated Regulations on Epidemic Control to Foreign Residents

UIJEONGBU, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency announced Monday that it had translated the recently amended legislation on epidemic prevention and control into five languages, including English and Chinese, and distributed the content to local foreigners. Under the new legislation, individuals infected with COVID-19 face up to one year of [...]

Police Developing AI Voice Recognition Software for Victim Statements

Police Developing AI Voice Recognition Software for Victim Statements

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean police are seeking to introduce an artificial intelligence (AI) system that recognizes the voices of investigators and female crime victims and automatically makes statements. The National Police Agency is reportedly working on a system to “write statements with AI voice recognition” for related crimes against women. The [...]

Police Stations on Alert for Coronavirus

Police Stations on Alert for Coronavirus

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Local police stations and substations are being closed and police officers quarantined after contacting individuals suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus. In response, police stations in Seoul are implementing various preventive measures. Some of the measures include providing masks and hand sanitizer at the station, and measuring [...]