JusticeTechDL: A Survey for your Thoughts; Arrest by Algorithm + New Jobs

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West Virginia inmates will be charged by the minute to read ebooks. (Reason)

New York City creates a chief algorithm officer position to combat bias. (Ars)

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court determines that the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination means a defendant can't be compelled to hand over their password for an encrypted drive. (ABA)

There's a lot of talk about creating competence standards around AI in the justice system, but let's not forget the startling low bar to pass a fingerprint examiner's proficiency test. (Intercept) Speaking of legacy tech, ankle monitors are pretty faulty. (Vox)

Amazon Ring planned "watch lists" based on facial recognition. (Intercept) Even though the camera doorbell company doesn't come with facial recognition, some police want to add their own. (BuzzFeed)

Here's a bleak look into China's arrest by algorithm and mass internment of Muslims. (ICIJ)

The Tesla Cybertruck will join Dubai's police fleet. (Engadget)

Oh boy, those creepy robot dogs were tested by Boston police. (WBUR)


The Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency conference will be in Barcelona, Spain Jan. 27-30, 2020. (FAT)

LITCon, which focuses on the use of technology in law and legal education, is going down at Suffolk Law School in Boston, March 30, 2020. (Suffolk)

We Robot 2020 has a call out for proposals. It'll take place at the University of Ottawa, April 2-4, 2020. (UOttawa)

The Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown reopened its student writing competition, deadline is May 31. (GULC)

The Law and Society Association is accepting submissions for its conference May 28-31, 2020 in Denver. (LSA)

Jobs & Opportunities

18F needs an executive director. (18F)

ACLU national is looking for a director of product management. (ACLU)

AI Now Institute is looking for editorial and research leads. (AI Now)

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

ATJ Tech Fellows Program is looking for fellows and partner organizations. (ATJ)

Berkeley Law's Technology & Public Policy Clinic is looking for a clinical teaching fellow. (Cal)

Callisto, a sexual assault reporting platform, is looking to fill a number of roles. (Callisto)

The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University is looking for a research analyst. (TSU)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a senior engineer opening in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

The Council of State Government's Justice Center is looking for a data analyst and a senior research associate. (CSG)

Data & Society is looking for a researcher/postdoctoral scholar for their AI on the Ground Initiative. (DS)

The Harvard Cyber Law Clinic needs a new clinical instructor. (BKC) (h/t Gabe Tenninbaum)

The Harvard Law Library needs a web developer to work on their online legal textbook platform. (HLL)

The Lab at DC is hiring a senior data scientist. (LDC)

Measures for Justice has five open positions in their research and technology sections. (MfJ)

Neota Logic, an experts systems platform, is looking for a university and non-profit relationships director, plus other roles. (Neota)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking for a product manager. (Recidiviz)

The Stanford Center for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence wants to fill a number of director roles. (HAI)

Stanford CodeX is open for fellow applications. (CodeX)

TechCongress is hiring a deputy director. (TC)

Thorn, a platform fighting child sex trafficking, has a number of positions open for engineers, product managers and sales. (Thorn)

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

Yale Law School is looking for fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)