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Upcoming seminar: “Can Artificial Intelligence Help Prosecutors Tackle Crime?”

By Patricio Estevez-Soto, on 18 May 2018

The UCL Organised Research Network (OCRN) is very pleased to announce our next Seminar:  “Can Artificial Intelligence Help Prosecutors Tackle Crime? The case of Prometea Software in Argentina by Dr Luis Jorge Cevasco, Attorney General of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The seminar will take place next Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 18:00 in the Teaching Room at 35 Tavistock Square, Jill Dando Institute, UCL, London WC1H 9EZ. As always, the event is free, open to the general public, and will end with a small networking reception with our fellow OCRN members.

Seminar overview

Prometea is an Artificial Intelligence tool that aims to improve the work of prosecutors and law enforcement agents. Designed by a multidisciplinary team formed by legal and Artificial Intelligence experts in Argentina, the system aims to help officials in their day-to-day activities. The interaction with the user is done by voice commands (similar to Apple’s Siri) or by chat (similar to Whatsapp), so no specific training is required.

Speaker bio

Luis Jorge Cevasco is Attorney General of the Autonomous City of  Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr Cevasco has specialized in criminal matters and has lectured on Procedural Criminal Law at Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. Mr Cevasco has published five books on crime, chairs the Argentine Association of Prosecutors, and is interested in the use of technology for crime reduction.