The use and future of artificial intelligence monitoring in prisons

In Politics by Michael Rae

As artificial intelligence has become more sophisticated and accessible, governments have increasingly looked to the benefits that employing this technology might provide. One hotly debated use of artificial intelligence involves monitoring conversations between prisoners and outside callers inside prisons and correctional facilities to screen for specific words or phrases that can signal danger for inmates. 

Reuters reported that a panel of congressional legislators sent a request to the Department of Justice asking for a report on the potentiality of utilizing artificial intelligence in federal prisons, signaling that legislators may be open to the idea of utilizing this technology on a large