Ted Talks: Why Smart Statistics are the Key to Fighting Crime – Anne Milgram

Each Friday Data Science Ireland looks back on some great TED talks and this week Anne Milgrim speaks about “Why smart statistics are key to fighting crime.”

When she became the attorney general of New Jersey in 2007, Anne quickly discovered a few startling facts: not only did her team not really know who they were putting in jail, but they had no way of understanding if their decisions were actually making the public safer.

This resulted in her beginning on an ongoing, inspirational quest to bring data analytics and statistical analysis to the US criminal justice system.

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Author: AI Ireland

AI Ireland is a non-profit, community-led initiative that aims to showcase and share the knowledge in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We host monthly meetups, run the AI in Action podcast and will hold the AI Awards this November. Our goal is to bring together players in the field of AI in order to forge and strengthen ties, and to celebrate the development of AI for the greater good.

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