The National Police Lab AI is a collaborative initiative of the Dutch Police, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology. They aim to develop state-of-the-art AI techniques to improve the safety in the Netherlands in a socially, legally and ethically responsible way.
The lab works on techniques across the full breadth of AI. At the University of Amsterdam, machine-learning techniques for extracting the right information from different sources such as photos, text and video are developed. Utrecht University focuses on models from symbolic AI that allow us to reason with and communicate this information. Aspects such as transparency, privacy and explainability are just as important as algorithmic aspects such as accuracy, computability and efficiency.
The Utrecht location of the Lab consists of a professor, a scientific director, five postdocs and seven PhD's. The research focuses on intelligent interactive dialogues, reasoning with (legal) arguments and crime scenarios, and integrating symbolic and subsymbolic techniques in AI.
The Amsterdam location of the Lab consists of professor, a scientific director and three PhD's. The research focuses on finding summaries, relations and patterns in multi-modal digital data (photos, text, video).