From the Smart Cities Council: “Predictive policing, the process of using data and analytics to anticipate where and when crimes will occur, has taken a lot of heat from critics who say it encourages discrimination against certain segments of the population and racial profiling. We can’t say that’s never happened. But we can offer the reminder that it is a disruptive technology, much like smart meters were several years ago. And like most disruptive technologies that have arrived in recent years, predictive policing is evolving — getting better.”
The article discusses how predictive policing works, other considerations, and resources for those interested in learning more.