AI Futures: AI and the future of policing

The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Event cost
Free, booking recommended
Thursday 21 March 2024 (18:30-20:30)

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Discover the fascinating intersection of artificial intelligence and policing at our spring 'LATES' event at The Exchange.

Hear from University of Birmingham academics about the latest AI advancements in the criminal justice system including AI-assisted ID parades and the use of AI to analyse suspect and victim testimonies. Join us for lightning talks from:

  • Professor Howard Bowman: Promise and Pitfalls of Modern AI
  • Professor Heather Flowe: AI and Crimes of the Future 
  • Dr Amelia Kohl: AI and Police Lineups
  • Dr Anthony Murphy: AI and Governance

We’ll also host a dynamic panel discussion exploring policing by machine chaired by Timandra Harkness, a writer, broadcaster and presenter who regularly appears on BBC Radio, writing and presenting series including BBC Radio 4’s How to Disagree. In 2016 she authored Big Data: Does Size Matter? and is currently writing her second non-fiction book for Harper Collins. Panellists include:

  • Dr Claire Paterson-Young: Claire is a member of the West Midlands PCC and West Midlands Police data ethics committee. She is Associate Professor in Social Innovation at the University of Northampton.
  • Jo Callaghan: Jo is a Sunday Times best-selling author for her crime novels featuring an AI “detective” and a full-time senior strategist researching AI and the future of work.
  • Matthew Gordan OBE: Matthew is founder of Spectra, a consultancy and delivery organisation focusing on young people and a delivery partner for the Care Leavers Covenant.
  •  Madeleine Stone: Madeleine is Senior Advocacy Officer for Big Brother Watch, a campaign group dedicated to defending freedoms at this time of technological change. She specialises in surveillance technologies.

This event is presented as part of AI Futures, a journey into the brave new world of artificial intelligence through the lens of University of Birmingham research. Our programme of exhibitions and events runs February - November 2024 at The Exchange