Polis launches TrustStat AI system for body-worn camera video analysis at IACP 2023
TrustStat integrates three kinds of advanced AI technology to enable police agencies and communities to examine key patterns in interactions between officers and the public
By Police1 Staff
Polis has announced the commercial release of TrustStat, a multimodal AI system for the analysis of police body-worn camera (BWC) video.
TrustStat integrates three kinds of advanced AI technology to enable police agencies and communities to examine key patterns in interactions between officers and the public. Identifying these patterns empowers agencies and communities with valuable, actionable data on police-community trust and other critical public safety issues.
TrustStat helps humanize policing by using AI technology to leverage the world’s largest source of data on police-community interactions: BWC video. Polis is initially deploying TrustStat in Dallas (Texas), St. Petersburg (Florida) and Kinston (North Carolina), and is in discussion with other agencies and organizations nationwide.
TrustStat looks at the entire interaction using a combination of computer vision, natural language processing and speech processing that analyzes behavior, semantics (what people are saying), and paralinguistics (how they are saying it).
TrustStat is designed by social scientists, engineers and police professionals to identify universal patterns of human interaction that are attuned to the rich diversity of communities and public safety agencies.
According to Polis CEO Jonathan Wender, “TrustStat’s AI technology follows the same patterns of observation and analysis that people use when they interact with each other. To get a fair, complete, and accurate understanding of a situation, you need to understand how people are acting, what they are saying, and how they are saying it.”
Following years of foundational research and development work funded by DARPA, NIJ and BJA, Polis is expanding and commercializing TrustStat in collaboration with Microsoft. TrustStat is built on the Microsoft Azure Government Platform and is informed by Polis’ and Microsoft’s shared visions for the responsible application of AI to help foster greater trust, fairness and equity in criminal justice services.
TrustStat is adaptively designed to meet a wide range of organizational and community goals ranging from optimized patrol operations and community engagement to more efficient, data-driven supervision and training. For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Wender at firstname.lastname@example.org.