The developers claim that this artificial intelligence will reduce the time it takes to apprehend a suspect in a crime.
Artur Fortunato and Filipe Reynaud created an artificial intelligence program, Forensic Sketch AI-rtistintended to make forensic sketch hey Police A’s “The Surrealists” Suspicious Based on keywords provided by the user.
The developers claim that the purpose of the program is reduce time how long does it take to pull one suspicion of a crimeWhich is “about two or three hours”, for just a few minutes.
Fortunato and Reynaud used the OpenAI DALL-E 2 image generation model, which is able to generate images using a list of keywords.
“We haven’t released the product yet, so we don’t have any active users at this time,” Fortunato and Renaud told Motherboard. “At the moment, we are still trying to validate whether this project will be viable for use in a real-world scenario. To do this, we plan to contact police departments to obtain input data.” with which we can test it.
However, there is one detail that worries AI researchers and ethicists: the racial prejudice So that this technique can work. The AI takes information from initial descriptions of witnesses, processes them and finally provides a picture that can be sifted through biased information.
jennifer lynchDirector of Surveillance Litigation at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, expresses her concern in this regard:
“The problem with traditional forensic sketches is not that they take time to make (which it seems this artificial intelligence program is trying to solve). The problem is that any forensic sketch is already subject to human bias and Human memory is subject to fragility. AI can’t fix those human problems, and this particular program will probably make them worse by its own design.”
Forensic Sketch asks AI-rtist users provide information through a outline who requests physical descriptions Such as gender, skin colour, eyebrows, nose, beard, age, hair, eyes and jaw.
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also does through open statement, in which users can any details They have suspects. As a last step, users can click “Generate Profile” To send details to DALL-E 2 and create AI-generated portraits.
This process will be especially harmful to the population of black race Or latinosince according to statistics, blacks have five times more likely of being stopped by the police for no reason than a white person.
it will probably lead detention of innocent people Which resemble the results generated by Artificial Intelligence.
“Research has shown that humans remember faces globally, not feature by feature. A sketching process that relies on the description of individual properties, like this artificial intelligence program, may result in a different face from the culprit. , “says Lynch.
“Unfortunately, once a witness sees the sketch, that image can replace the hazy memory they have of the actual suspect in their mind. This is compounded by an AI-generated image that replaces the hand-drawn sketch. Looks more “real” than