Robocop in Dubai: When fiction becomes reality
Dubai is extremely forward thinking when it comes to using robots in their crime-fighting arsenal. According to this article from the website The Gulf Today, Dubai Police has unveiled a smart robotic dog which will be used to secure houses and properties. This is yet another initiative to make Dubai a smarter and safer city.
Back in June 2017, the Dubai Police force deployed their first robot and Abdullah Bin Sultan, the head of the Future Shaping Center of Dubai Police, announced that by 2030, drivers will be fined by police robots powered by artificial intelligence. He also released that 25% of the Dubai police force will be composed of robots by 2025. Another high-ranking officer, the Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razouqi, who leads the intelligence services of the Dubai Police, revealed that by 2030, they will be inaugurating the first smart police station which will be able to operate without any human intervention.
The high-ranking officers forecast that by 2030, there will be no more mysterious or unresolved crimes and that Dubai will be among the safest cities in the world. The robots will be equipped with a facial recognition system and will be able to identify people within 30 feet. The Dubai police has presented their first Robocop in 2016, during the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).
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