Machine learning and feature extract of DNA profiles
What are we doing?
Analysing DNA profiles from crime scenes is a manual process requiring input from a Forensic Investigator before it is put through analysis software to identify potential suspects. We are developing an artificial intelligence or ‘AI’ method to aid the processing of DNA profiles ensuring consistency and reducing variability.
Why are we doing it?
Some of the decisions made by expert examiners on DNA evidence can be arbitrary and opaque in the final report provided as part of a criminal case. Different examiners may make different decisions which affect the results of the analysis. An automated system can be more systematic and require less input from the examiner.
How will we do it?
Using our large dataset of 820 DNA profiles of known contributors we can develop a machine learning system that will identify the required information with minimal human input. Via an iterative process we can hopefully get accuracies equivalent to human examiners.