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Conversations – Predictive Policing: Forecasting Crime with Big Data

Big data technologies are changing policing and it is important that everyone understands how they are affecting your community. What happens when an algorithm determines you are statistically likely to commit a violent act? What does it mean when a computer decides your police department should stakeout your neighborhood grocery? How can a police department make smart, data-driven decisions about their resources without losing the trust of their community? Join a panel of experts at the Museum for a discussion on these questions and more. Panelists from the DC region and other major cities will talk about their experience with predictive policing and what you should know of this new technology.

Moderated by NBC4 Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins

Panelists:
– Dr. Andrew G. Ferguson from the University of DC and author of The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement
– Reverend Tony Lee, founder and Senior Pastor of the Community of Hope A.M.E. Church in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland
– Chief Jonathan Lewin of the Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Technical Services

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