July 2-4, 2019
This conference was the 2nd global meeting of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) on AI and law enforcement. The conference discussed the benefits and risk minimisation techniques required in the use of AI and law enforcement. Input was provided by a broad spectrum of stakeholders from government, the private sector, academia and civil society – all from a variety of different countries. The conference took place within the framework of the INTERPOL World 2019 – the third edition of INTERPOL’s bi-yearly event on the future of security and policing challenges.
The delegation from the University of Vienna (UNIVIE) actively participated in the dissemination of the CONNEXIONs project and provided an insight to a variety of international stakeholders of the law and more specifically data protection and privacy in law enforcement and technology within the CONNEXIONs project.
UNIVIE presented the legal and ethical challenges for scientific research in the field of AI and machine-learning technologies for law enforcement from a European perspective. An overview was provided on our work on the CONNEXIONs H2020 EU project and of the overall aims of the project, as well as the ways in which we intend to build upon these experiences in the CREST H2020 EU project. The presentation discussed how to ensure that the use of AI and machine-learning technologies is in accordance with the law both within scientific research projects and in the post project use of the tool.