We must be cautious about using AI to prevent crime

By Nikita Malik

To many, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent crimes and aid in sentencing criminals may sound like a scene from a science fiction movie. However, police forces in the UK — including Durham, Kent, and South Wales — are already using facial recognition and behavioural software to prevent crimes before they occur. Computer-driven evaluation frameworks are being used to inform custodial and sentencing decisions. The technology offers both huge promise and the prospect of a dark dystopia in seemingly equal measure.

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