Justice Tech DL: Deepfakes are coming to a courtroom near you + new jobs

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Last week, I wrote about how deepfakes--AI that manipulates audio, video and digital fingerprints--will affect courtroom evidence and legal procedure. (ABA Journal) I wasn't alone exploring this emerging technology, as others wondered if stopping this type of forgery is even realistic. (HBR)

Local government tech, including that used by courts and police, is really old and super expensive to replace. (Bloomberg)

Novel DNA analysis is being used to tell which twin committed a crime. (NYT)

The California Attorney General doesn't rule out criminal charges against a journalist who received a list of police officers convicted of crimes. (Mercury)

New York finally passed a law criminalizing revenge porn, joining 41 other states and Washington D.C. (NYT)

As the federal consent decree for the Chicago Police Department begins, it's worth asking whether the extra federal oversight can improve data collection and dissemination, like it has in New Orleans. (NPR)

Code for America is working with the San Francisco District Attorney to expunge 8,000 pot records. (GovTech)

Jobs


Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

The Aspen Institute has a new fellowship for tech policy experts. (Aspen)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a user experience researcher opening in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for attorneys and technologists, among other positions. (EFF)

The Lab at D.C. has three postings at the moment, including a data scientist, social scientist and operations analyst, plus a more recently added internship. (The Lab)

Measures for Justice is looking for a software developer and a research associate. (MforJ)

PEW is looking for someone to help with their court modernization work. (PEW)