How Can We Use Artificial Intelligence To Prevent Crime?

By Nikita Malik

A few weeks ago, I presented evidence to the Technology and Law Policy Commission, to examine the application of algorithms in the justice system in the United Kingdom.

To many, the use of Artificial Intelligence to prevent crimes and aid in sentencing criminals may seem like a scene from a science fiction movie. However, police departments in the United Kingdom – including Durham, Kent, and South Wales – are already using facial recognition and behavioural software to prevent a crime before it occurs. Computer-driven evaluation frameworks are being used to inform custodial and sentencing decisions. The technology offers both huge promise and the prospect of dark dystopia in seemingly equal measure.
Read the full article in Forbes.
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