Artificial intelligence benefits law enforcement, criminals alike

Marcus RogersResearch continues to make new advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), but a Purdue Polytechnic faculty member said progress provides as many avenues for criminals as tools for law enforcement.

“What people don’t realize is technology is a two-way street,” said Marcus Rogers, professor and head of the Department of Computer and Information Technology. “So, yes, while AI and machine learning can help us, on the negative side, those same tools can be used against us very quickly.”

Criminals are already using AI in a variety of ways, and Rogers said that the courts could soon face cases which feature deviant behavior by AI systems.

“Who do you arrest when an AI system breaks the law? How far down the stream is the liability?” Rogers asked. Criminal law will take some time to catch up with these questions, he said.

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