Dr Nafeez Ahmed spoke to our director Silkie Carlo for a special report in the Times.
Predictive analytics enabling law enforcement to identify “high-risk” areas has highlighted ethical and legal quandaries.
“There are already real risks of discrimination against minorities or poor people due to mistaking correlation for causality,” says Silkie Carlo, director of privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch. “When you add into the mix a complex AI tool, this simply covers those biased decisions with a veneer of scientific credibility.”
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