FRA: Impact of Artificial Intelligence
1 April 2021 (updated 2 years, 10 months ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

On 1 February 2021, FRA published an infographic illustrating the potential impact of artificial intelligence in the areas of social benefits, predictive policing, medical diagnosis, and targeted advertising.

The infographic is based on the results found in the FRA’s report “Getting the future right – Artificial intelligence and fundamental rights in the EU” that was published on 14 December 2020.

Looking at the impact of artificial intelligence in the area of predictive policing, the report sees, on the one hand, a potential positive impact of AI (e.g., higher detection rates resulting in less crime). On the other hand, a negative impact may occur due to possible errors (e.g., AI incorrectly suspects innocent persons). Such negative impacts could destroy trust in AI or result in the incorrect detection of crimes.