The AiLECS Lab was officially launched in July 2019, by AFP Deputy Commissioner (Transnational, Serious and Organised Crime) Karl Kent OAM and Monash University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AC.

Born out of research collaboration on accelerating digital forensics and countering online child exploitation, AiLECS brings together Australia’s largest university and Australia’s national police agency to research the next generation of AI for law enforcement and community safety applications.

Since its inception, AiLECS continues to broaden its portfolio. The lab continues its work in countering child exploitation but is also undertaking research in areas ranging from ethical dataset curation through to detection of illegal firearms. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about AiLECS and our mission of advancing ethical and transparent AI for keeping communities safe.