Mich. police department to use AI to review body camera video

The AI detects uses of force, pursuits and other incidents caught on body camera video

By Sarah Roebuck 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Ann Arbor Police Department will be using artificial intelligence to review body-worn camera video, MLive reports.

The department will be utilizing Truleo, which uses AI to detect uses of force, pursuits and other incidents caught on body camera video. The AI also detects officers' language and converts the footage into searchable insights. 

The AI filters out data that could identify a resident as well as civilian speech, Truleo states.

“We are proud to be working with the Ann Arbor Police Department and are looking forward to seeing the improvements that the command staff and officers will be able to make with this new technology,” Truleo CEO and co-founder Anthony Tassone said in a statement. “Numerous departments around the nation have found how this technology can positively change how they supervise officers, and now the Ann Arbor department is leading the way for Michigan law enforcement.

The Ann Arbor Police Department started using body cameras in 2014. The city approved replacing the cameras in 2019.

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