Researchers to use ‘big data’ to predict sea crimes

Tracking Illegal Activity: “We can use our current tools to see and clamp down on only part of the illegal fishing fleet,” said Jane Lubchenco, OSU.

Researchers using artificial intelligence and “big data” plan to develop new algorithms that they say will enable them to identify, locate – and eventually predict – crimes committed in the world’s oceans, from illegal fishing off the Patagonia shelf to drug smuggling in Central America to slave labor and human trafficking in the Indian Ocean.

Author: Mark Floyd

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