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SAILS Lunch Time Seminar: AI in Criminal Law

Monday 8 March 2021
Online only

AI in Criminal Law

AI is developed and used for many good causes, but increasingly criminals also make use of developments in AI. In this presentation, examples of crime are examined that involve AI and related technologies, including big data analytics, A/B optimization and deepfake technology. Typically such technologies can enhance the effectiveness of crimes like ransomware, phishing and fraud. Next, it is discussed how AI related technologies can be used by law enforcement for discovering previously unknown patterns in crime and empirical research on what works in sanctioning. Examples of novel patterns are presented as well as existing sophisticated risk assessment systems. From a procedural criminal law perspective, i.e., when investigating crime, AI technologies can also be used both in providing cues during criminal investigations and in finding evidence. Approaches in predictive policing are investigated as well as the potential role of existing cyber agent technology. With regard to finding evidence, advanced data analytics can prove to be helpful for finding the proverbial needle in the haystack, providing Bayesian probabilities and building narratives for alternative scenarios. For all these developments, legal issues are identified that may require further debate and academic research.

Meeting link

Please contact Chris Flinterman for the meeting link.

SAILS Lunch Time Seminar

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