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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Joh on Increasing Automation in Policing

Elizabeth E. Joh (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Increasing Automation in Policing (Communications of the ACM Jan. 2020) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
We know how artificial intelligence works in our lives: it helps in picking movies, choosing dates, and correcting misspellings. But what does it mean in policing? Is AI replacing traditional police tasks? Does the police use of AI present novel challenges? Should increasing police reliance on AI concern us? The answer to these questions is “Yes.” In the past decade the increasing reliance by police on artificial intelligence tools raises questions about how to strike the right balance between public safety and civil liberties.

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