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Why the police should use machine learning – but very carefully

In The News, 22 August 2019
Terrorism and Conflict, UK
In a recent report, the British defence and security think tank RUSI raised more specific concerns about the concept of the police using machine learning algorithms to make predictions and support decision making. Notably, it talks about the concept of “algorithmic transparency” and the difficulty for non-experts to understand how complex statistical models are used to make decisions.

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Alexander Babuta
Research Fellow, National Security

Alexander Babuta is a Research Fellow in National Security Studies at RUSI. His research focusses on policing, intelligence and... read more

Marion Oswald
Associate Fellow

Marion is the Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Fellow in Law at the University of Northumbria, an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services... read more