Of course some day, someone really will figure out how to use a robot to do a burglary. Or, more likely, subvert one via your smart home.
We’ll be talking about what robots are actually coming, what they may do, and how we should prepare for it, at We Robot 2019, which starts tomorrow. Advance registration is closed, but on-site registration will be available.
If you can’t make it to Coral Gables, you can still follow the We Robot main conference, April 12-13, via our Livestream. (Apologies, but we are not streaming the Workshops.) And follow on Tiwtter with hashtag #WeRobot.
Orange bars are length of sentences given to blacks, grey to whites. The first column is all Florida judges. Each subsequent column is some subgroup of judges, either all whites/all blacks, male whites/blacks. The last column on the right–the only group that sentences both groups equally–is female black judges. Does this mean we should prioritize appointing black women as judges until we can figure out how to eradicate bias in other groups?
PS. And yes, I realize there are probably so few female black judges in Florida that that this might reflect the exceptional personal characteristics of the ones who survived the sieving process that keeps them off the bench. But there might well be more where they came from.
Update: A later speaker mentioned that while the black female judges were the most even-handed they also gave the longest sentences across the board. So much so that a black defendant often might be better off appearing in front a white male judge even if that judge gave longer sentences to blacks than whites — because even the biased sentences were shorter overall.