Predictive policing: positivism is not enough to rule our complex world

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Artificial intelligence might be good at finding empirical patterns in data points. However, not only do we not fully understand its working (which creates significant accountability problems), it also inherently lacks a faculty that is essential for our liberal civilisation: normative judgment and, thereby, a concept of justice. As the case of predictive policing exemplifies, a complex phenomenon such as crime can and should not be left to machines alone.
Original languageEnglish
TypeOnline Blog
Media of outputabout:intel
Publication statusPublished - 13-Nov-2019


  • Predictive Policing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Governance
  • Innovation
  • Human Dignity

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