Staqu develops AI-based app to assist UP police with investigations

Staqu develops AI-based app to assist UP police with investigations
28 Dec, 2018

Gurugram-based startup Staqu Technologies has developed an artificial intelligence-based app to assist Uttar Pradesh's police department.

The Android app, named Trinetra, digitises records of criminals using AI and helps the police at ground zero with real-time information retrieval during investigations, along with regular checks and verifications at police checkpoints, Staqu said in a statement. 
The aim of the new app is to enable police personnel to easily register or search for criminals via simple biometric features, such as images or videos. 

The company further said that the app is powered by Staqu's facial recognition, visual search, and machine learning algorithms that can read low-resolution images and videos. It can identify both individual criminals as well as known associates or gang members.

In terms of deployment, the system is expected to reach 75 districts, six Government Railway Police (GRP) stations, Anti-Terrorist Squads (ATS), and Special Task Forces (STF). 
Furthermore, Staqu said that it was soon going to launch vehicle-search technology, voice identification and fingerprint-based identification through the app.

Founded by Atul Rai (chief executive officer), Anurag Saini (technology chief), Chetan Rexwal (product vice-president) and Pankaj Sharma (engineering vice-president), the firm was incorporated in 2015.  

Staqu raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN) in 2016, was also among the top four startups selected for IBM's Global Entrepreneur Programme as part of their Smart Camp challenge.

Rai said the company hasn't raised any capital since the IAN infusion but was currently exploring a Series A round.