JusticeTechDL: Face rec meets predictive policing; ALL CAPS doesn't work + New Events

News

Facial recognition is teaming up with predictive policing, and we haven’t learned anything. (ES) (h/t Andrew Ferguson)

Chicago police are using Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition software. (ST) Meanwhile, New Jersey bars police from using it. (NYT)

Over in London, police are launching a bunch of facial recognition enabled cameras. (BBC) At the same time, facial recognition is getting increased push back. The raise of smart camera networks, and why they should be banned. (Intercept) Forty organizations have called for a federal moratorium on facial recognition. (EPIC)

A Maryland bill would make ransomware a crime. (Ars)

Ring not only surveils the front door, but also its owners with third-party trackers. (EFF)

If captured within a week of creation, fingerprints can now be dated to a specific day. (Econo)

Thanks to driving simulations, inmates can get CDL licenses before release. (FO)

A new paper argues that computer scientists should adopt “algorithmic realism” to consider social impacts when creating algorithms. (FATML) Here’s an introduction to data ethics module for professors. (SCU)

The American Bar Association, a group of lawyers, gave an automated legal services app, not owned by lawyers, an award for improving access-to-justice. (ABA)

A new academic article finds that consumer contracts in all-caps are harmful to older readers and fail to show any appreciable improvement over regular print. (SSRN)


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Events

Inspire.Legal will be in New York City Feb. 7. (I.L)

The Machine Learning Symposium will be held at Santa Clara University in San Jose on March 6, 2020. (SCU)

Technology at Society’s Frontier: Framing the Big Legal Issues, a day long symposium with CLE credit, will be held in San Francisco, March 6, 2020. (NW)

Accelerate Good Global, a tech and social impact event hosted by Fast Forward, a non-profit accelerator, is happening in San Francisco, Mach 7, 2020. (FFWD)

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 will 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 Partners for Justice conference will be held in Baltimore on May 14, 2020. (PJC)

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


Jobs & Opportunities

AI Now Institute is looking for a research lead and post-doc researcher. (AI Now)

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

Aspen Tech Policy Hub is looking for fellows, deadline to apply is Feb. 13. (ATPH)

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)

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

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

The Chicago Bar Foundation needs a community and training manager for its justice entrepreneurship project. (ILAO)

The Free Law Project is looking for a developer. (FLP)

Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology is hiring an institute associate. (GULC)

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

HiiL, an access to justice non-profit, has a job in Tunisia for a French Speaker. (HiiL)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

Legal.io needs a short term privacy expert. (L.io)

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

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

New York Legal Aid Society needs a data quality analyst for their cop accountability project. (NYLAS) (h/t Cynthia Conti-Cook)

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

Pro Bono Net has numerous openings in New York for project management and other roles. (PBN)

Quest for Justice is building out its dev team. (Q4J) (Disclosure: I work for Q4J.)

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking to fill multiple roles. (Recidiviz)

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

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office needs a data administrator. (SCDAO)

Suffolk University Law School is looking for a legal innovation and technology clinical fellow. (SULS)

Swansea University School of Law is filling a number of legal tech and computational law teaching and technical jobs. (SU)

TechCongress is hiring a deputy director. (TC)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a back-end dev. (T&P)

Thorn, a platform fighting child sex trafficking, has a number of positions open. (Thorn)

Upturn is looking for summer fellows. (Upturn)

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