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How has artificial intelligence been used in policing throughout time?
AI for policing will continue to be tested in a wide range of areas of policing, as it has already proved a useful tool for processing the vast amount of data that police forces can now access. Increasingly, police forces will start to address more risks around bias, ethical concerns, and accuracy.
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We use decision science to work with leading policing organisations, such as Hertfordshire’s Constabulary, Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime, and the College of Policing. By strengthening decision making across policing, we help leaders overcome both the big and small challenges – whether it’s trying to find the optimal levels of stop and search or building robust decision-making approaches for an entire team or organization.
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Charity boards are making critical decisions at the moment. COVID-19 has decimated the finances of some charities. Charitable giving has slumped in the crisis, a fall in values of investments has affected income from endowments, and income from government contracts seems likely to remain under continued pressure. As well as deciding how to deliver services in our ‘new normal’ social distancing arrangements, boards must urgently decide what services they deliver, whether to merge with other charities to survive and thrive, and whether their leadership team has the right skills and energy to take the organisation forward in a period of intense pressure and uncertainty.
As part of its mission to support improved decision-making, Leapwise has embarked on a pro bono project to support chairs, non-executives and executives working in charities in this challenging period. We’ll be sharing the wisdom of experienced board leaders working in the sector, harnessing the best research in this field and highlighting some insights from decision-science to prompt some new ways of working that we hope will benefit board members and ultimately charity beneficiaries. Our report and conclusions will be published in late September or early October. Please contact Dr. Angelika Love at email@example.com for more information.
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