Maths For Justice Virtual Study Group

23 October 2023

The University of Bath’s Institute for Mathematical Innovation is hosting a Virtual Study Group (VSG) on the general theme of the interaction between mathematics/AI and the justice system from 20-22 November 2023. On the general theme of the interaction between mathematics/AI and the justice system.

The plan for this meeting will be to use mathematical, statistical, and machine learning tools to examine issues related to the justice system and to establish/strengthen links between the mathematics and the justice communities. The online attendees will be a mixture of mathematicians (broadly interpreted) and members of the justice system. This will follow a format which was very successful in delivering answers to mathematically based problems related to COVID-19. On the morning of the first day, experts will introduce the main themes and three problem areas:

Themes (provisional)
1. Modelling throughput through the justice system
2. Statistical study of possible bias in jury selection/sentencing (data gaps)
3. The role of AI in the justice system; opportunities, dangers and ethics

V-KEMS and the VSGs have won the prestigious PraxisAuril KE Award and is an excellent initiative. This event is being supported by the KE Hub and ICMS. You can find out more about the event, including the schedule and the registration form, here.