Obama adviser suggest artificial intelligence might do a better job running the criminal justice system

posted at 10:41 am on June 8, 2016 by Jazz Shaw Those artificial intelligence programs being created by Google and other brain trusts are getting more clever by the day. When they’re not beating game masters in a Go tournament they’re composing new, original music. But leave it to the government to try to make the best use of new technology. We can’t be satisfied with simply replacing our chess grand masters and Beyonce’ with a snazzy new algorithm, so at least one expert in the Obama administration is pondering a new idea. Maybe they could replace judges in the courtroom. (NextGov) Artificial intelligence might soon become a standard part of criminal justice proceedings. If used carefully, the technology might make fairer decisions about the length of prison sentences, determine…


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