Applying machine learning to find missing people
Mildred, Nkosi, James, Christina
“Saving time and effort when investigating missing people can be the difference between a safe or dangerous outcome. I was glad to support this project, as it illustrates new thinking about keeping people safe so well.”
-- Fahad Halling, MPS
The MISSING team tackled an interesting problem: using the information already collected by police officers to make predictions about where a missing person might be. This can optimise the search, so reducing the risk of harm, and saving police time spent locating and returning them to a place of safety.