The Future of AI in Digital Forensics

The Future of AI in Digital Forensics

The fact that artificial intelligence (AI) tools are being used in business is hardly news. The deployment of machine learning has been growing at a rapid pace over the past few years, powering your virtual voice assistants (Hey, Siri!), helping make shopping recommendations on Amazon, and detecting cancer from from radiological images. We even enjoy AI-enhanced e-discovery tools that help us sift through data for responsive information with Technology-Assisted Review (TAR).

Beyond TAR, we haven’t seen many standard AI tools that are specific to digital forensics. A couple of recent articles point to a future that pushes AI beyond “smart” keyword searches.

It won’t be long before advanced image processing, facial recognition, and advanced pattern analysis are standard tools in every digital forensics investigator’s arsenal. Check out these two brief articles for a glimpse of the future: