This white paper advocates for heightened government support in integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into law enforcement strategies to combat modern slavery, human trafficking, and broader exploitation crimes. Acknowledging the private sector’s rapid adoption of AI and governments’ expressed commitment to leveraging technology for societal good, this paper contends that now is the opportune moment for governments to actively support and facilitate the application of AI within police operations.
The paper emphasizes the immediate need for governments to collaborate with law enforcement agencies in adopting existing AI solutions or investing in the development of tailored technologies. By doing so, governments can empower police forces to more effectively address the complex challenges posed by modern slavery networks. Additionally, the paper underscores the importance of investing in data literacy among key stakeholders, particularly within law enforcement, to ensure the responsible and ethical use of AI.