15 Sep 2021

Foot in the door: Training AI to identify crime scene footprints

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 15 September 2021

As anyone who's a fan of crime shows like CSI knows, a bloodied footprint at the crime scene can be key to cracking the case. But behind the forensic science is a person, and people can make mistakes.

Matthew Bennett is a professor of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at Bournemouth University and has headed up two studies into whether AI could be trained to make more accurate determination of footprints. The first looked at whether a footprint was from a man or a woman, and the second was into the make and model of footwear. He joins Lynn to talk about how the neural model shaped up against humans.

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