Preventing Crime with Artificial Intelligence

Technology is part of our everyday lives and now it is being increasingly used to prevent crime. Whilst Australia uses some versions of technology to prevent crime, other countries overseas, like India and China, are taking it to the next level. Artificial Intelligence is being used to monitor movements of everyone on the street to build a risk profile. Dr David Tuffley, Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics at Griffith University, joined us to talk about the ethical implication of this type of technology use. Whilst no system is infallible, it is important that steps are taken to ensure that vulnerable and minority groups aren’t targeted, including have a proper legal framework, police accountability and transparent systems. As everyone adapted to the heightened surveillance when travelling through airports, we will likely also adapt to the use of Artificial Intelligence in the public space to ensure our safety.

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