Statistical Science


Prof Olhede co-commissions evidence at Law Society 2nd session on "Algorithms in the Justice System"

26 November 2018

The law society is currently investigating the impacts of algorithms on the UK legal system. Much debate has taken place in this space: there are considerable questions to resolve, ranging from automated systems to provide decision aide for parole - a question that has been much more controversial in the United States of America. Future decisions will require a blend of technical, philosophical and legal expertise, which is why the commission has three commissioners: Sylvie Delacroix from Birmingham (who is an expert on law and ethics), Christina Blacklaws (president of the law society, and a legal expert), and algorithms expert Sofia Olhede.