The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) established a specialized Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in The Hague, The Netherlands, in 2017. The Centre’s mission is to advance understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and related technology with a special focus on the aspects of crime, justice and other threats to security.

A few projects of the UNICRI Centre for AI and Robotics include:

  • The Toolkit for Responsible AI Innovation in Law Enforcement: in partnership with INTERPOL and with financial support from the European Union, the AI Toolkit is a collection of practical resources applicable to all uses of AI systems at all stages of their life cycle, and endeavours to equip agencies and officers worldwide with instruments to foster the responsible development and use of AI.
  • The AI for Safer Children initiative: in partnership with the Ministry of Interior of the United Arab Emirates, this initiative aims to build the capacities of law enforcement worldwide to leverage the positive potential of AI to support investigations of child sexual exploitation and abuse. It does so through an online platform called the AI for Safer Children Global Hub and specialized trainings.

Other areas of research include setting responsible limits on facial recognition technology, the dual nature of AI to support counter-terrorism activities and its potential to be misused by malicious actors.

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