Artificial intelligence is being used by scientists to predict crime.

There are lots of studies showing the use of artificial intelligence to predict crime results. The Chicago Police Department tried to get rid of its racist biases by using an artificial intelligence model, but it didn't work out. It used a model to predict who might be most at risk of being involved in a shooting, but less than half of black men were on the list.

Scientists are still trying to figure out when and where crime might occur. They said it's different.

An artificial intelligence model was used by researchers at the University of Chicago to predict crime levels in the city after a certain period of time. In seven other major U.S. cities, the model had a similar level of success in predicting the likelihood of crimes a week in advance.

The researchers were able to look at the response to crime patterns after reading this study.

James Evans told Science Daily that the research allows them to ask novel questions. Ishanu Chattopadhyay, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, told Insider that their model found that crimes in higher income neighborhoods resulted in more arrests than crimes in lower income neighborhoods do.

The report suggests that the response to increased crime is biased by neighborhood socio- economic status, draining policy resources from socio- economically disadvantaged areas.

The research found that when the system is stressed it requires more resources to arrest more people in response to crime in a wealthy area.

While the data used by his model might be biased, the researchers have worked to reduce that effect by not identifying suspects and only identifying crime scenes.

There is still some concern about racism. The whole system of data is susceptible to bias because of the way crimes are recorded, according to Lawrence Sherman. He told the news outlet that it could be a reflection of discrimination by police.

He hopes the predictions will be used to inform policy, not to inform police.

"If you can predict or pre-empt crime, the only response is not to send more officers or flood a particular community with law enforcement," he said. There are a number of things we could do to prevent crime from happening, so no one goes to jail, and helps the community as a whole.