Chicago police develop real ‘Minority Report’ computer to predict crimes

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THE CHICAGO Police Department may be turning the sci-fi movie ‘Minority Report’ into reality.

The department is funding an advanced predictive analytical system, which uses algorithms to compile a list of individuals most likely to commit a crime.

“This [program] will become a national best practice,” CPD Commander Jonathan Lewin said.  “This will inform police departments around the country and around the world on how best to utilise predictive policing to solve problems. This is about saving lives.”

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