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An Algorithm That Grants Freedom, or Takes It Away

"In Philadelphia, an algorithm created by a professor at the University of Pennsylvania has helped dictate the experience of probationers for at least five years.

The algorithm is one of many making decisions about people’s lives in the United States and Europe. Local authorities use so-called predictive algorithms to set police patrols, prison sentences and probation rules. In the Netherlands, an algorithm flagged welfare fraud risks. A British city rates which teenagers are most likely to become criminals."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/06/technology/predictive-algorithms-crime.html?te=1&nl=personal-tech&emc=edit_ct_20200206&campaign_id=38&instance_id=15785&segment_id=21038&user_id=17b45ab4538e5d910f8ebff07fa440c8®i_id=6698703220200206



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