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You can’t turn on the TV or read a newspaper article without a daily reporting of crime. As technology and computer algorithms advance we want to know if there will be a computer model that could know us better than ourselves.

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In this Oxford Sparks episode of the Big Questions podcast they visited Seena Fazel, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford to ask the question: Can computers predict crime?

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Big data offers possibilities for improving prediction for a range of medical and behavioural outcomes. Algorithms developed and validated using the best methods should supplement rather than replace clinical or professional decision-making.
- Professor Seena Fazel.

 

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