Public defenders in the United States are burdened with large workloads and ever-increasing piles of information they need to sort through. Additionally, they are deeply needed in an environment where defendants are unable to afford the legal protection they are entitled to under the rights of the constitution. This is one problem that AI and machine learning is promising to solve. In this episode of the AI Today podcast, Cognilytica analysts Kathleen Walch and Ronald Schmelzer interview Darrell Malone Jr. of the Tubman Project, an open source initiative aimed at providing AI-enabled tools to help automate and augment the work of the public defenders office. Listen to this podcast to learn more about this project as well as find ways to get involved in this initiative.
- Tubman Project Website
- Making Justice Available to Everyone – Interview with the Tubman Project
- GitHub code for TubmanProject