“Coplink” Helps Detectives See Crime Patterns Fast

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Boston's Police Department is rolling out a powerful new computer program built to find hidden connections among people and events almost instantly, the Boston Globe reports. The system should allow detectives to investigate murders, rapes, and other crimes far faster. Called "Coplink," the program sifts through tens of millions of police records, from 911 calls to homicide investigations, to deliver a short list of potential leads in just seconds. The same kind of searching now takes hours or even days of a detective's time, when it is possible at all. Designed in an Arizona artificial intelligence lab . . .

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