27 December 2017
TECHNOLOGICAL advances are driving the law enforcement and private security sectors to adopt smart technologies for better defences against evolving terrorist and criminal threats.
Two key considerations could determine how well the full potential of big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), which underpin smart technologies, are harnessed.
First, social research suggests that technology adoption is not only about continuing current operational practices with greater efficiency. More importantly it is also about re-imagining these practices so as to stay resilient in the face of evolving demands.
Second, technology adoption is not only an operational decision and technological leap; it is also a multifaceted process that includes contemplating the associated ethical issues.
… Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rahman is a research fellow with the Homeland Defence Programme at the Centre of Excellence for National Security, a unit of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
CENS / Online
Last updated on 27/12/2017