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Future Crime Webinar: AI and Criminal Law Enforcement

Event information

Date & location

From 4:00pm to 7:00pm CET



Michele Panzavolta

Associate Professor at the Leuven Institute of Criminology


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Under the framework of Una Europa's Seed Funding Chair in Data Science and AI, the second event in the Future Crime webinar series will take place on Tuesday 16 May from 16:00CET.

About the webinar

You need not ask “ChatGPT” to find out that artificial intelligence is no longer something of the future. AI is our present. Intelligent “learning” machines are becoming more and more reliable, and they can be fruitfully employed in a number of societal areas, including criminal justice enforcement. We are progressively moving from the times where machines would simply allow humans to store and search in large quantities of data (“big data”), to the times where machines use the big data themselves, discover and learn new patterns, and even apply their standards and criteria to traditional activities and decision-making contexts. This is particularly the case of investigative activities, where AI applications open new frontiers in policing, both at a preventative and reactive e level.

As it often happens, the advent of new opportunities brings about new – and greater – risks. AI applications are not necessarily as rationale and neutral as they might appear, and they might endanger some classic fundamental rights, from the right to equal treatment to liberty rights, and even fair trail and presumption of innocence.

FACE Scientific Committee:

Lorena Bachmaier Winter (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Pascal Beauvais (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Michele Caianiello (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna)

Carsten Momsen (Freie Universität Berlin)

Michele Panzavolta (KU Leuven)

This event is initiated under the framework of Una Europa's Seed Funding Chair in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.