UK government and police forces using AI despite discrimination risk

23/10/2023 | The Guardian

Government officials are increasingly relying on complex algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) to make important decisions, ranging from welfare and immigration to criminal justice and even marriage licenses, according to a recent investigation by The Guardian. The investigation highlights the uncontrolled and often haphazard manner in which such cutting-edge technologies are being deployed across Whitehall, with at least eight departments and several police forces using AI for a variety of purposes. However, the investigation also reveals that some of these tools may produce discriminatory results.

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