In May of this year, the first set of robot cops in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be joining the Dubai Police Force. The statement has been revealed by the officials.
General Director of the Smart Services Department at Dubai Police, Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razouqi, stated that the first robot policeman will join the force in May. He has explained the aim of the Dubai Police to make everything ‘smart’ and added, “We are aiming to implement many smart police mechanisms, including smart police station and robots, and adopt artificial intelligence.” He went on to say that by 2030, Dubai will be having the first smart police station which won’t require any human employees. This station will only have robots and smart system to combat all kinds of criminal activities.
Director of the Future Shaping Centre of Dubai Police, Brigadier Abdullah Bin Sultan, spoke during a presentation at the 11 Best Police Practices Forum, “We are looking to have more robots in the future to handle policing. By 2030, we are keen to make robots around 25 percent of the total police force.”
The Dubai Police force has the ambitious plans to make Dubai one of the best five cities in the world when it comes to security, added Brigadier Abdullah. He revealed that according to a plan built to enhance the security system for future crimes, a DNA data bank will be built in the country. “By 2030, there will be no mysterious or unknown crimes in Dubai and the police will have the biggest DNA data bank in the country,” he continued.
At the Dubai World Center during the GITEX annual computer and electronic trade show in October 2016, a prototype robot was revealed for the first time to the public.
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