Project Iron – Organised crime group mapping

At Trilateral Research we provide ethical AI solutions for tackling complex social problems in the public sector. In Project Iron, funded by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), we are conducting innovative research to develop explainable AI that can help combat organized crime (OC). The work will focus on three principal areas: graph network analysis, […]

CESIUM shines a light on the hidden exploitation of children

In a recent validation test, CESIUM identified 16 children several months before they were referred by safeguarding partners. A child being exploited has no voice, lives in fear of those exploiting them, and is hopeless to find a way out; they can depend only upon responsible adults in their community to recognise the signs and […]

Honeycomb: An Evolution in Solving the Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Problem

You have heard it an endless number of times. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) are complex crimes with far-reaching consequences, on both the individual and societal level. As a stakeholder, you know that the elusive nature of MSHT makes it difficult to collect useful data and that organisations have resource constraints. You have probably […]

How to Conduct an Ethics Assessment of AI in Policing

Crucially, ethical scrutiny must engage all aspects of the policing context. The context for adopting AI is neither solely technical nor solely societal in importance; it is a socio-technical interaction whereby technological systems (law enforcement or safeguarding) are designed by humans (developers) for humans (police) with an impact on individuals (citizens, residents, suspects, victims) and […]

Data augmentation for fairness-aware machine learning: Preventing algorithmic bias in law enforcement systems

Researchers and practitioners in the fairness community have highlighted the ethical and legal challenges of using biased datasets in data-driven systems, with algorithmic bias being a major concern. Despite the rapidly growing body of literature on fairness in algorithmic decision-making, there remains a paucity of fairness scholarship on machine learning algorithms for the real-time detection […]

How do leaders foster innovation?

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When thinking of ways to change what we do, knowing exactly what we are aiming for is key.  Your purpose needs to be clear, so that your team is motivated to make improvements towards that business goal, rather than simply streamlining what they already do. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it […]

Human intervention and human oversight in the GDPR and AI Act

Differences and Practical Challenges The GDPR introduced the notion of ‘human intervention’ as a way to prevent, in certain circumstances, decision-making based solely on automated means. The forthcoming AI proposal for a Regulation (“AI Act”) uses the term ‘human oversight’ and sets out certain obligations. For instance, in December 2021, the European Committee of the […]

Assessing the Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence In Policing workshop – 14th ACM Web Science Conference

Trilateral Research is organizing the half day workshop “Assessing the Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence In Policing” to be held as part of the 14th ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci’22) taking place 26-29 June 2022 in Barcelona (and hybrid). Workshop theme The adoption of artificial intelligence in the context of Policing includes significant benefits with […]

Unleashing the Power of AI: Explainability and Transparency are the Keys to Promote Ethics, Trust and Inclusion in Digital Policing

Since Artificial Intelligence is inherently neither good nor bad, it can be used in improper ways—even unintentionally—causing significant harm and infringing on fundamental rights, but it also holds great promise to promote individual wellbeing and solve societal problems. The development and use of AI require ethical values to ensure that AI tools are developed and […]

Do We Really Need Another Recommendation for Ethical AI?

On Why the UNESCO Recommendation Adds Value to a Crowded Field of Guidance Documents. Most of us don’t spend a single day without using an artificially intelligent (AI) technology or AI-enhanced device. AI appears in our phones, music and TV streaming platforms, smart homes, classrooms, and offices. It powers financial services, creates personalized advertisements, predicts […]