Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the world, and policing is no exception to this: law enforcement agencies in many parts of the world are already developing, acquiring and using different types of AI systems, tools, and technologies to support an increasingly broad range of activities. Whether for image, text and speech analysis or risk assessment, AI is already essential for many agencies, and it is on its way to becoming one of the fundamental operating tools of policing.
The Toolkit for Responsible AI Innovation in Law Enforcement is a tailor-made set of resources for the global law enforcement community, developed by INTERPOL and UNICRI with the financial support of the European Union. Its objective is to support law enforcement agencies to navigate the complex task of institutionalizing responsible AI innovation and integrating AI systems into their work. It has been designed in full recognition of both the opportunities and the challenges that AI presents for the law enforcement community, and it is intended to offer support to agencies interested in or already committed to responsible AI innovation. More specifically, this AI Toolkit provides law enforcement agencies with a theoretical foundation on responsible AI innovation based on human rights law, ethics and policing principles, as well as several practical tools to support them with putting responsible AI innovation theory into practice at each and every stage of their AI journey.
This AI Toolkit is comprised of seven individual standalone resources. Together, these resources provide agencies with the necessary knowledge and understanding to be able to benefit from the positive potential of these systems while navigating the possible challenges and risks, whatever the agency’s level of experience with AI. The resources have all been designed to be informative, practical and actionable, providing guidance and best practices to move forward along the path of responsible AI innovation.