SK Telecom backs deployment of AI-powered policing

2018.11.20 15:17:13 | 2018.11.20 16:21:09

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South Korea’s leading wireless carrier SK Telecom Co. will back the law enforcement authorities with updated technology powered by artificial intelligence, big data and internet of things (IoT) to better combat crime.

The Korean company said Monday it signed an agreement with the Ministry of Justice to supply a sophisticated electronic surveillance system incorporating all the latest technologies.

SK Telecom has partnered with the justice ministry since 2008 with the rollout of the electronic surveillance system. It has been in charge of engineering the electronic monitoring devices, such as GPS ankle monitors, and the communications network underlying the system.

Under the new agreement, SK Telecom and the justice ministry would use IoT technology to protect victims of crime, leverage big data in upgrading electronic devices and the anti-crime surveillance system, improve crime prevention plans for ex-convicts and those on probation, and work toward taking their e-policing program global.

SK Telecom said it will make full use of its mobile communication capabilities to offer enhanced location-based services and tap into IoT and big data analytics to beef up the surveillance network.

By Lee Sun-hee and Kim Hyo-jin

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