Report on “Artificial Police Agents: Looking Awry”

21st March 2017

A breakfast seminar by Prof. Dr Mireille Hildebrandt
A public report thereof by Stine Bergersen (PRIO)

A lunch seminar by Research Prof. Dr Mireille Hildebrandt, with the title “Artificial Police Agents: Looking Awry”, was on 18th November 2016 arranged at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) premises in Oslo (Norway). The seminar was arranged within the framework of the LASIE project, or ‘LArge Scale Information Exploitation of Forensic Data’ (2014-2017). LASIE is a research project co-funded by the European Union (EU) under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7), which aims to ‘design and implement an open and expandable framework that will significantly increase the efficiency of current investigation practices, by providing an automated initial analysis of the vast amounts of heterogeneous forensic data that analysts have to cope with’.

The present report offers a succinct account of the presentation by Hildebrandt, as well as some views, questions and comments expressed following the presentation. This report, as well as being a summary of the event also of interest to the LASIE consortium partners not present, also holds the potential to stimulate further debates on the wider impacts of technology on the society or the use of new technology by law enforcement authorities or intelligence community, e.g. linked to both the practical and theoretical implementation of the LASIE framework.

The views expressed in the following are solely those of the speakers, and does not reflect the views of the LASIE consortium as a whole, its individual partners nor the European Commission.

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