chicago crime ai

Comparing modern technology to the future predicted by Philip K Dick's sci-fi short story — and eventual 2002 feature film — Minority Report is getting easier by the day. Some of Dick's predictions, like the broad implementation of biometric scanning systems and driverless cars, are already here, but the film's big future tech hook of predictive crime stopping has been a slower burn here in reality. Now, Chicago police using cutting-edge predictive algorithms to curb violent crime have proven that knowing where shootings are going to occur, and who will be involved, is actually possible, and it's having a dramatic impact on the murder rate. 

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