Very interesting. I especially love that the software is based on anthropological research.
Software tested in Los Angeles was twice as good as human analysts at predicting where burglaries and car break-ins might happen, according to a company deploying the technology.
The software is built by a startup company,PredPol, based in Santa Cruz, California, and builds on computer science and anthropological research carried out at Santa Clara University and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Of course the flip side of this question is where does data gathering for crime prevention software end?