JusticeTech DL: ethical AI in courts; failing police tech + jobs

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The IEEE just released an ambitious AI ethics effort titled Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition, of which I played a very small supporting role. (IEEE) This comes at a time when Estonia prepares to roll out an AI judge for small claims disputes. (Wired) (h/t Max Bulinski) Canada recently passed a directive on automated decision making (Canada) (h/t Rebecca Williams) and the Idaho legislature just passed a significant algorithmic transparency bill. (MuckRock)

Law professors Danielle Citron and Mary Anne Franks assess New York's new revenge porn law and see a missed opportunity to protect sexual privacy. (Harvard)

It was a tough week for police tech. New evidence shows that police body cam footage is being used to prosecute citizens, not police. (Governing) (h/t Harlan Yu) The LAPD's watchdog found that the department's data-based policing is wasting time and creating rights violations. (TechDirt) Finally, citizen interaction with digital police platforms leads to increased data vulnerability. (JSTOR) (h/t Sarah Lageson)

Creating an alternative to police systems, Open Police Complaints, an online platform that helps people file police complaints, is now in public beta. (LinkedIn) (h/t Steven Silverman)

Connecticut is trying to speed up the digitization of the state's prosecutors' offices. (CT Mirror)

DNA companies are now advertising as a platform to catch killers. (TR)

In China, police cloned a dog to speed up training. (Engadget)


Stanford Law's CodeX conference is coming up on April 4 in Palo Alto. I'll be moderating a stacked panel of open and free law mavens. (CodeX)

The Columbia Law Review is hosting an excellent line up of speakers for their Common Law for the Age of AI symposium on April 5 in New York City. (CLR)

Code for America's annual summit is on May 29 in Oakland, CA. (CfA)

Tel Aviv University's Cyberweek conference from June 23-27 will cover a host of topics, including the ethics of AI in criminal justice systems, which I'll be speaking on. (Cyberweek)

The Maintainers are putting on a third conference focused on maintenance, infrastructure and repair in Washington D.C., October 6-9. (Maintainers)

The American Society of Criminology meeting is happening in San Francisco between November 13-16. They are still accepting abstracts for some presentations. (ASC)

Jobs & Opportunities

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

The California Courts Digital Service has numerous openings, including a data scientist, senior engineer, legal content designer and a project manager. (CDS) (h/t Jack Madans)

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

The Death Penalty Information Center is hiring a data fellow in Washington D.C. (DPIC)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for attorneys. (EFF)

The Lab at D.C. is looking for a data scientist, social scientist and operations analyst. (The Lab)

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

Mozilla is accepting applications for its year long fellowship with a focus on "better machine decision making." Deadline is April 8. (MF)

Uptrust, a court reminder platform, is looking for a front end engineer and tech lead manager. (Uptrust)