Thomas Macaulay in The Next Web –
Police in the UK are using AI to identify future criminals in a pilot of a system that the government wants to roll out nationwide.
The system uses a machine learning algorithm to predict which low-level offenders on a database of 200,000 criminals are likely to commit “high harm” crimes in the future.
Risk scoring is already used operationally to assess the probability of individuals reoffending. The new system “seeks to do so in a far more rigorous and reliable way.”