Incident 433: Chicago Police's Strategic Subject List Reportedly Biased Along Racial Lines

Description: Chicago Police Department (CPD)'s Strategic Subject List as output of an algorithm purportedly to identify victims or perpetrators of violence was reportedly ineffective, easily abused, and biased against low-income communities of color.


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Alleged: Chicago Police Department developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed low-income communities , communities of color and Black Chicago residents.

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Khoa Lam


A "variant" is an incident that shares the same causative factors, produces similar harms, and involves the same intelligent systems as a known AI incident. Rather than index variants as entirely separate incidents, we list variations of incidents under the first similar incident submitted to the database. Unlike other submission types to the incident database, variants are not required to have reporting in evidence external to the Incident Database. Learn more from the research paper.