AI-CJS is a Multidisciplinary Study of Predictive Artificial Intelligence Technologies in the Criminal Justice System, funded by the Alan Turing Institute.
Recent years have seen a rapid increase in the use Artificial Intelligence (AI) by police forces. The use of AI in many fields have been shown to replicate human bias (Caliskan, A., 2017).
Turing Fellows Pamela Ugwudke and Age Chapman approached us to test how PredPol , a predictive policing algorithm, will interact with biased data. By implementing PredPol as detailed in Mohler (2015) and using synthetic data with varying levels of bias we have developed a system to test how PredPol responds to bias.
Ugwudke and Chapman have used the software developed by the SRSG (Grylls, P., 2020) to test the interactions of PredPol and data to produce a publication (Ugwudke, U., in prep) and meet the outcomes of as Alan Turing institute grant. In addition to this several sustainable and flexible tools that will continue to be used have been provided and documented to be continue to be used for the remainder and beyond the involvement of the SRSG.
Caliskan, A., et. al., 2017, https://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6334/183
Grylls, P., Chapman, A., Ugwudke, P., 2020, https://zenodo.org/record/3964049
Mohler, G. O., et. al., 2015, https://doi.org/10.1080/01621459.2015.1077710