PO­LICE IN THE UK TEST­ING AI TO PRE­VENT CRIME

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AI ARE THE ORACLES IN THIS MI­NOR­ITY RE­PORT-LIKE SOFT­WARE. The New Sci­en­tist re­ports that the UK po­lice force are in­tend­ing to be­gin us­ing AI to at­tempt to iden­tify peo­ple who are likely to com­mit se­ri­ous vi­o­lent crime and in­ter­vene be­fore it oc­curs. The sys­tem pools var­i­ous records from a num­ber of law en­force­ment agen­cies in the UK and uses met­rics in­clud­ing the num­ber of crimes an in­di­vid­ual, or their friend group, have com­mit­ted, to pre­dict the like­li­hood of fu­ture crime. The ex­act na­ture of the in­ter­ven­tion is still be­ing de­ter­mined but will likely in­clude coun­selling.

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