Amsterdam-based team consisting of police officers, historians, criminologists, and two data scientists from the big data company Xomnia will help develop the AI and big data.
On August 4, 1944, the police of Nazi-occupied Amsterdam stormed the house of Anne Frank, arresting her along with seven others who had been hiding in a secret annex for two years. Most of her incredible and tragic story before this day is well-known thanks to her famous diary entries. However, over the past 70 years, no one has ever figured out who tipped-off the police, revealing that Frank and her companions were hiding in a room behind the house’s bookcase. A retired FBI agent and a team of 20 investigators are now hoping to employ the help of artificial intelligence – AI and big data – to solve this enduring mystery.
“This is the ultimate cold case,” Vincent Pankoke, the former-FBI investigator leading the project, told Reuters. “We are going to load every piece of data we can find from the time period,” he said. “There is so much information that is out there that has never been looked at.”