Dubai Police selects an Indian startup Staqu to fight crimes with advanced AI

Soma Tah
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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Gurgaon-based Artificial Intelligence startup Staqu will assist Dubai police in reducing the crime rate with its AI-powered predictive policing technology. Staqu made its way to the top slot, out of the 677 applications received by the Dubai Future Foundation from across the globe. It is also amongst the 4 startups that were finally selected to work with Dubai Police on their challenging and revolutionary set of challenges.


Dubai Police is aiming for a 25% reduction in violent crimes by 2021. It is further intent on integrating artificial intelligence with its current programs and databases, in order to provide analytics and statistics that would support the decision-making process, hence enabling quicker response time in emergency situations. To the same accord, the police authorities of Dubai were looking for adept tech partners. Following 9 gruelling weeks of intense scrutiny, Staqu, along with another US-based startup emerged victorious, finally signing the MoU with Dubai Police.

The predictive policing solution by Staqu

Activities of police forces on ground zero have been fraught with several challenges like identifying criminals or predicting criminal activities based on heuristic data. The activities further suffer due to a lack of adequate technology that can extract and connect, in real-time, an extensive range of unstructured, disparate and heterogeneous data attributes from criminal records. These data attributes could be grouped under three categories: image, speech, and non-uniform text-data. It is not feasible to utilize currently available simple software algorithms in computing such complex data structures.

Staqu solved this problem with its proprietary, advance hybrid AI technology which amalgamates different neural network models to process image speech and text to extract meaningful information that aid in decision making. Along the same lines, Staqu will be implementing an advanced model of its proprietary research with the Dubai Police, as part of the MoU.