The Trouble With Trusting AI to Interpret Police Body-Cam Video

Wouldn’t police officers themselves notice any problems with Axon’s AI in the normal course of their work? Perhaps. Then again, they might suffer from “automation bias,” a tendency for people to accept a computer’s judgments over their own because of the perceived objectivity of machines.

So even if Axon’s AI can automate the description of activities recorded in body-cam video and the generation of police reports from it—and we believe that’s currently impossible—issues of fairness, accountability, and transparency would remain.

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