‘Alexa, nick him!’ — Amazon Echo joins the fight against crime

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We’re used to digital assistants controlling more and more aspects of our daily lives, but a UK police force is looking at how Amazon Echo could help in fighting crime. Police in Lancashire, north west England, are looking at how Alexa could relay information about missing persons or updates on local crime to citizens. It could also be used in the reporting of minor offenses, freeing up police call centers to deal with more serious issues. Rob Flanagan, Lancashire Constabulary’s innovation lead, told the College of Policing conference, “If we can reduce demand into our call centers via the use…

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