The Promise and Ethical Challenges of Using AI for Gun Violence Prevention


In this "Bringing Ethics into the Conversation" series webinar, Dr Desmond Upton Patton discussed how, despite recent research indicating that firearm violence is exacerbated by social media usage and the formation of the “digital street," violence prevention and intervention strategies typically exclude social media as a risk factor. Dr Patton (Senior Associate Dean for Innovation and Academic Affairs, founding director of the SAFE lab) was joined by Dr Sherica Jones-lewis, Director of Community Research at the University of Virginia's Equity Center.