ALGOPOL: Research into Value-Sensitive and Transparent Algorithmization in the Police


New publication about the influence of (explainable) AI on police officers’ judgment

Do recommendations generated by AI (such as predictive policing systems) alter the judgment of police officers? In a recently published scientific article Friso Selten (Leiden University), Marcel Robeer (Utrecht University & National Police Lab AI) and Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen (Utrecht University) find that police officers still follow their intuitive professional judgement even when a predictive AI system prompts them otherwise. The AI system is only trusted when it confirms prior judgements, even when a recommendation is supported by explainable AI (XAI).


More information about this study, research design and conclusions can be found here