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  • 4/6/2018
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Forum on Big Data and Criminal Justice: Equity and Fairness

    Artificial intelligence, algorithms and statistical risk assessment now permeate the criminal justice system. Proponents claim that big data improves both the accuracy and efficiency of sentencing, policing and pretrial detention decisions. Opponents argue that the use of big data in criminal cases is dehumanizing, discriminatory and opaque. On Friday, April 6, we will bring together a group of leading thinkers on these issues for a lively panel discussion.
    Andrew Ferguson, J.D., University of District Columbia Law School, author of “The Rise of Big Data Policing”
    Sharad Goel, Ph.D., Stanford University, author of “Combatting Police Discrimination in the Age of Big Data”
    Jennifer Skeem, Ph.D., University of California Berkeley Psychology, author of “Race, Risk and Recidivism: Predictive Bias and Disparate Impact”
    Sonya Starr, J.D., University of Michigan Law School, author of “Evidence-Based Sentencing and the Scientific Rationalization of Discrimination”
    Megan Stevenson, J.D., Ph.D., George Mason Law School, author of “Bail Reform: New Directions for Pretrial Detention and Release
    The forum, which will be moderated by Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt University Law School, will take place in the Moore Room on the second floor of Vanderbilt Law School, from noon to 2:00 on Friday, April 6. Pizza will be provided. The forum is open to all, but since seating is limited, please register here:
    The forum is sponsored by the Data Science Visions TIP. Follow us on social media at:
    twitter: @VUDataScience
    Contact: Andreas Berlind

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