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Police forces need a stronger case for AI, waiting on progress

Like other sectors the police has been seduced by the promise of AI, with mixed results so far, and faces mounting pressure not just on the ethical front but also to justify investment in the technology at a time of budgetary constraints. Such concerns have been articulated in a report in the UK, published by the country’s Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) and University of Winchester, which calls “as a matter of urgency” for much clearer guidance and codes of practice outlining appropriate constraints governing how police forces should trial predictive algorithmic tools. This mirrors similar concerns expressed elsewhere, especially in the US because where the most advanced deployments are. The report focuses specifically on…

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