JFI offers expert perspective on AI and criminal justice for NJC

Earlier this month, JFI’s first collaboration with the National Judicial College took place. The NJC, a national resource for judges’ courtroom skills and continued education, hosted a webinar titled, “A Conversation About Artificial Intelligence, Fairness, and the Criminal Justice System.” JFI Digital Ethics Fellow Lily Hu spoke on the panel, which examined salient applications of artificial intelligence to criminal justice and explored the ways that unfairness can emerge in this context. Discussants reviewed prominent case studies involving predictions of criminal recidivism and critiqued existing frameworks for evaluating the trustworthiness of an algorithmic decision-making system.

The panel also included Nicolas Economou, CEO of H5 and Chair of the Law Committee for the IEEE Global Initiative on the Ethics of Intelligent and Autonomous Systems; Hon. Katherine B. Forrest, former federal judge for the Southern District of New York; and Rashida Richardson, a visiting scholar at Rutgers Law School. The former senior judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Hon. Herbert B. Dixon Jr., moderated the discussion.

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