AI is being used to predict crime and send people to jail, but it could be just as biased as humans

9:29 AM ET Sun, 17 March 2019

Increasingly, algorithms and machine learning are being implemented at various touch points throughout the criminal justice system, from deciding where to deploy police officers to aiding in bail and sentencing decisions. The question is, will this tech make the system more fair for minorities and low-income residents, or will it simply amplify our human biases?