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AI is convicting criminals and determining jail time, but is it fair? - WEF
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AI is convicting criminals and determining jail time, but is it fair? - WEF
When Netflix gets a movie recommendation wrong, you'd probably think that it's not a big deal. Likewise, when your favourite sneakers don't make it into Amazon's list of recommended products, it's probably not the end of the world. But when an algorithm assigns you a threat score from 1 to 500 that is used to rule on jail time, you might have some concerns about this use of predictive analytics.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has now permeated almost every aspect of our lives. Naturally, machine predictions cannot always be 100% accurate. But the cost of error dramatically increases when AI is implemented in high-stakes settings.

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