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AI in Worcester: Risk and reward as city expands use of technology

December 12, 2023

Outlining the advantages and ethical considerations that accompany AI, the piece features commentary from Interim Worcester Police (WPD) Chief Paul Saucier. The article focuses on two AI-driven products currently in use in Worcester — ResourceRouter and ShotSpotter. Stressing that the goal is to increase police visibility and deter crime, Saucier points to the value of AI as a force multiplier – especially for a department that is down 46 officers. “Any technology that will assist us to do our jobs is always going to be helpful,” he said.