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Algorithm to predict at birth if a person will be a criminal?

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 18, 2016.

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    Technology is not a bad thing; it’s not inherently scary. Sometimes new technology gets misused or tainted with mission creep. Most of the time, tech actually makes our lives easier and better. Here are two tales about “new” tech that could potentially predict the future. One seems scarier than the other.

    Algorithm to predict at birth if a person will be a criminal

    Algorithms control aspects of your life whether you are aware of it or not. They are used to come up with risk scores and even predict the future. But how would you feel about an algorithm that seems to be ripped straight from Minority Report? It would identify criminals far before they could commit a crime since it would “predict at the time of someone’s birth how likely she is to commit a crime by the time she turns 18.”

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