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Gardai and PSNI Join Forces Over New Technology Analyzing Speech and Video

– Belfast Telegraph

Police on both sides of the Irish border are collaborating on a new surveillance technology

The new voice recognition software, Roxanne, will be employed to identify people involved in terrorism and organized crime through analysis of telephone calls and video.

“The Sunday Times reported that both the PSNI and Garda are involved in the development of Roxanne, a platform that can work out the ages and gender of people through analysis of their speech patterns and also language.”

The EU-funded project is being developed at the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny, Switzerland and has the involvement of 24 members from public and private sectors.

Garda headquarters in Dublin said its statutory function was to provide policing and security services, with the objective of protecting life and property, protecting the security of the state and preventing crime

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