Increasing Automation in Policing

In this research paper, Elizabeth E. Joh from the University of California Davis – School of Law, investigates artificial intelligence’s impact in policing. Is AI replacing traditional police tasks? Does the police use of AI present novel challenges? Should increasing police reliance on AI concern us? The answer to these questions according to the researcher is “Yes.” In the past decade, the increasing reliance by police on artificial intelligence tools raises questions about how to strike the right balance between public safety and civil liberties.

Artificial intelligence
vastly expands the
potential pool of
people and activities
the police can watch.

Joh, Elizabeth E., Increasing Automation in Policing (January 11, 2020). Communications of the ACM Jan. 2020, Available at SSRN: