AI in Adjudication (LVL 3)

Algorithms become the arbiters of determinations about individuals (e.g. government benefits, granting licenses, pre-sentencing and sentencing, granting parole). Whilst AI tools may be used to mitigate human biases and for speed and lower costs of trials, there is evidence that it may enforce biases by using characteristics such as postcode or social economic level as a proxy for ethnicity. 

The use of commercial AI tools such speech recognition – which have been shown to be less reliable for non-white speakers – can actively harm some groups when criminal justice agencies use them to transcribe courtroom proceedings.

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The danger of predictive algorithms in criminal justice (LVL 4)

The danger of predictive algorithms in criminal justice (LVL 4)

Dartmouth professor Dr. Hany Farid reverse engineers the inherent dangers and potential biases of recommendations engines built to mete out justice in today’s criminal justice system. In this video, he…

How AI Could Reinforce Biases In The Criminal Justice System (LVL 4)

How AI Could Reinforce Biases In The Criminal Justice System (LVL 4)

Whilst some believe AI will increase police and sentencing objectivity, others fear it will exacerbate bias. For example, the over-policing of minority communities in the past has generated a disproportionate…

The danger of predictive algorithms in criminal justice (LVL 4)

The danger of predictive algorithms in criminal justice (LVL 4)

adh_algorithms.pdfShared with Dropbox A study on the discriminatory impact of algorithms in pre-trial bail decisions.

Racial disparities in automated speech recognition (LVL 4)

Racial disparities in automated speech recognition (LVL 4)

Racial disparities in automated speech recognitionAutomated speech recognition (ASR) systems are now used in a variety of applications to convert spoken language to text, from virtual assistants, to closed captioning,…

Adjudicating by Algorithm, Regulating by Robot (LVL 4)

Adjudicating by Algorithm, Regulating by Robot (LVL 4)

Adjudicating by Algorithm, Regulating by RobotSophisticated computational techniques, known as machine-learning algorithms, increasingly underpin advances in business practices, from investment banking to product marketing and self-driving cars. Machine learning—the foundation…

Artificial intelligence in the courtroom (LVL 4)

Artificial intelligence in the courtroom (LVL 4)

Artificial intelligence in the courtroomThe impact of AI on litigation. The current use of AI in reviewing documents, predicting outcome of cases and predicting success rates for lawyers. This article…

How AI is impacting the UK’s legal sector (LVL 4)

How AI is impacting the UK’s legal sector (LVL 4)

How AI is Being Used in the UK’s Legal SectorWe examine the impact of artificial intelligence on the UK’s legal sector

Six ways the legal sector is using AI right now (LVL 4)

Six ways the legal sector is using AI right now (LVL 4)

Six ways the legal sector is using AI right nowLaw Society partner and equity crowdfunding platfrom Seedrs explains how developments within AI are taking law firms and solicitors to the…

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