Artists create AI that predicts who the police will kill next

A new artwork has inverted the application of predictive policing. Instead of forecasting crimes committed by civilians, the project predicts which civilians will be killed by police. The future victims are memorialized on a website called Future Wake. None of them, however, are real people. Each identity and story is generated by AI. Yet he predictions about their deaths are based on historical events. The AI-generated victims explain how they died. Credit: Future Wakes. Future Wake was funded by Mozilla and created by two artist-technologists called Oz and Tim. They hope the project stirs debate about both predictive policing and…This...

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