Episode 38: AI on Trial

Published: Jan. 29, 2018, 8 a.m.

The use of algorithms to assist judges in sentencing and trials has increased over the past few decades, however there are concerns about the equity of these algorithms. Do they show racial bias? Do they improve the outcome of sentencing procedures? Is recidivism even something that can be predicted?


Crime-Predicting Algorithms May Not Fare Much Better Than Untrained Humans

Even Imperfect Algorithms Can Improve the Criminal Justice System

A Computer Program Used for Bail and Sentencing Decisions was Labeled Biased Against Blacks. It's Actually not that Clear.

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