Monday, December 27, 2021

China Created an AI ‘Prosecutor’ That Can Charge People with Crimes

From Futurism:

It's been trained to identify Shanghai's eight most common crimes.  

Machine-Learning Justice

In a scenario that’s part “Robocop” and part “Minority Report,” researchers in China have created an AI that can reportedly identify crimes and file charges against criminals. 

The AI was developed and tested by the Shanghai Pudong People’s Procratorate, the country’s largest district public prosecution office, South China Morning Post reports. It can file a charge with more than 97 percent accuracy based on a description of a suspected criminal case.

“The system can replace prosecutors in the decision-making process to a certain extent,” the researchers said in a paper published in Management Review seen by SCMP.  

System 206, Esq.

The team built the machine off of an existing AI tool ominously called System 206. Prosecutors in China were already using the system to help assess evidence and determine whether or not a suspected criminal was dangerous to the public at large....