Law Enforcement Chatbots

TitleLaw Enforcement Chatbots
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPrinceton University, Center on Human Values
PublisherPrinceton University, Center on Human Values
Place PublishedDialogues on AI and Ethics
AbstractAfter an uptake in cybercrimes, law enforcement and researchers developed a chatbot that could be used to identify cybercriminals called JEREMY.  It could gather evidence and was free of human biases that could undermine the fairness of police work. However, when a suspect who is not a citizen of the country claims that he should not be subject to the laws of the country and claims that he has been a victim of entrapment, a national debate emerges over over the use of JEREMY.