Dubai Police are ready to welcome the first ever robot policeman into their squad.
The autonomous Robocop entered its line of duty on Sunday. It started patrolling the halls at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference and greeted all the guests who attended the three-day event.
After the expo ended on last Tuesday, the Robocop was ready to hit the streets in some of the most popular areas of Dubai.
The Robocop has the ability to roll around on its wheels and can bow, salute, and even speak in a number of languages. A tablet is fitted into its chest to enable the civilians to report a crime as soon as possible.
The robot has been designed by Dubai’s police along with assistance from Google and IBM’s Watson. It has the ability to look after small tasks rather than handle some serious crimes according to a statement by Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razouqi who is the Director of the Smart Services Department in the Dubai Police.
In March of this year, he said, “We are aiming to implement many smart police mechanisms, including a smart police station and robots, and adopt artificial intelligence.”
He further added that by 2030, Dubai is going to have the very first smart police station which won’t require any human employees.
Director of the Future Shaping Center of Dubai Police Brigadier Abdullah Bin Sultan said during a presentation, “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.”
This move can prove to be a huge step in digitalizing the police system. However, people are still unsure as to what will be the consequences of this step and what kind of results it will bring to the security situation.
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