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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Criminal Justice

  • Automated decision-making and its application in criminal law

Barcelona & Online, 15 June 2023 – 16 June 2023

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a “game-changing” technology. Its rapid progress raises complex challenges regarding benefits and risks for the criminal justice system. Although it is still at the infancy stage of its development with expectations often set too high, AI could bring benefits if it is used to predict crime and as a criminal intelligence tool.

However, software programmes can malfunction and cause serious harm without being considered – as things stand today – “entities” subject to criminal liability.

After explaining the technical aspects of AI and its implications for privacy-preserving big data technologies, this conference will focus on how AI could be used in criminal proceedings, enabling the shift from a traditionally reactive approach to crime-fighting to one that is more proactive and preventative in character. It will discuss possible solutions for remedying the risks posed by AI and robotics in the criminal justice domain.

This event is aimed at judges, lawyers, prosecutors and police investigators with a view to highlighting the aspects of AI already in use today as well as the changes and opportunities on the horizon.

Key topics

  • What AI is and what legal practitioners need to know
  • Robots causing harm: practical issues for police investigations
  • AI to predict crimes
  • Facial recognition technology in policing
  • AI and criminal justice cases
  • Bias in machine-learning and AI systems
  • Sentencing and AI
  • AI and deepfakes

Who should attend?

Defence lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement authorities, civil servants and policymakers active in the field of criminal law.

Online participation option

The event will be streamed live online. You have the option to follow the conference on Zoom, enabling you to ask questions and take part in the discussion with participants in Barcelona via live chat.

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Important note

This is a hybrid event. You can participate either face-to-face or online and you can switch your participation method at no cost until one day before the event.

Please note that payment by invoice must be made at the latest two days prior to the event.


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