The artificial intelligence of the virtual prosecutor

An article published on 26 December by the South China Morning Post headlined Chinese scientists to develop AI ‘prosecutor’ that can press charges on its own. According to the article, the project, which began in 2015, has now reached the executive stage, and software can support prosecutors in deciding whether to send eight types of crime to trial, including dangerous driving, fraud and gambling. Therefore, the field of application is restricted because the crimes that can be analysed are few, and the magistrate still maintains the last word. However, there has been no lack of the usual “alarms” about the “robotic judge” and the umpteenth demonstration of how dangerous this “artificial intelligence” can be –  by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – An Italian Tech Blog Continue reading “The artificial intelligence of the virtual prosecutor”

Carpet data-retention still in the crosshairs of the EU Court of Justice

A ruling by the EU Court of Justice calls into question how internet traffic data is handled by investigating authorities. An unbalanced interpretation of data protection rules puts European public order and national security at risk. Analysis by Andrea Monti, professor of law of public order and security, University of Chieti-Pescara – Originally published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “Carpet data-retention still in the crosshairs of the EU Court of Justice”