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Sydney Machine Learning, Wed, 22nd of Nov @ Google

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Level 5 (Room: Corroboree Tech Talk)

48 Pirrama Road

Pyrmont, NSW 2009

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Google will be our host for this upcoming Sydney Machine Learning meetup. Come along for beer, pizza, networking and talks from UNSW professors Dr Janet Chan & Dr Lyria Bennett Moses who will discuss if “Big Data Analytics can predict policing practices”.

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Predictive policing—the use of data, combined with mathematical or machine learning algorithms to predict the risks of crime in specific locations and times—has raised hopes as well as strengthened the rhetoric of using technology for crime control. The apparently enthusiastic uptake of predictive policing software in the US and elsewhere, together with the hype of “Big Data”, has created a new orthodoxy that technology can make policing “smarter” and “information-based” rather than subject to human bias and occupational habits. By reviewing past and current research on the use of technology and innovation by police, this talk discusses using frameworks for conceptualising factors that affect the uptake of predictive policing and processes that influence its impact on police practice.

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Janet Chan

Janet Chan is professor at UNSW Law School. She is a socio-legal research scholar with an international reputation in policing and criminal justice policy. As a key researcher in the Policy Program of the D2D CRC, Janet is part of a team that investigates the social, legal and policy implications of Big Data for law enforcement and national security. Janet was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2002. In 2015 she received the ANZ Society of Criminology’s Distinguished Criminologist Award.

Lyria Bennett Moses

Lyria Bennett Moses is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at UNSW Sydney. Lyria's research explores issues around the relationship between technology and law, including the types of legal issues that arise as technology changes, how these issues are addressed in Australia and other jurisdictions, the application of standard legal categories such as property in new socio-technical contexts, the use of technologically-specific and sui generis legal rules, and the problems of treating “technology” as an object of regulation. Lyria is currently a Key Researcher and Project Leader on the Data to Decisions CRC, exploring legal and policy issues surrounding the use of data and data analytics for law enforcement and national security. Lyria is also Chair of the Australia Chapter of the IEEE Society for the Social Implications of Technology, Academic Co-Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Community, Chair of the Law, Technology and Innovation Research Network at UNSW Law and a PLuS Alliance Fellow.


Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Venue: Level 5 (Room: Corroboree Tech Talk), 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, Sydney

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