Artificial Intelligence and Risk Assessment
June 25, 2020 | Grantee Publications | Technology in the Public Interest

An issue brief, commissioned by the Pretrial Risk Management Project, details the processes that artificial intelligence (AI) risk assessment programs go through and the potential flaws and biases that arise. AI has drastically altered society, and the issue brief anticipates that it will impact pretrial phases of the criminal justice system. AI tools aim to predict scenarios for people who are detained pretrial to improve the balance between public safety and individual rights. However, the issue brief, supported by MacArthur through the University of Virginia School of Law, suggests that the public and justice system actors alike should consider the implications of automated assessment and ask questions about its use, design, and implementation.

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