Researchers want to use AI to ‘predict’ when crimes are gang-related
Gizmodo - 04/27/2018
While more and more resources are being devoted to using AI to predict, prevent, or classify gang violence, some in the field are pushing back against the practice. Christo Wilson, assistant professor in computer and information science at Northeastern University, notes to the Verge that the AI’s predictions are only as good as the data used to train its predictions. Activists have long claimed the LAPD is overzealous in applying the gang classification. Thus, the AI may only reinforce these same biases.