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Biased Algorithms Are a Racial Justice Issue

Increasingly, life-or-death decisions made by our government are being automated

The Atlanta Police Department displays a city map through PredPol, a predictive crime algorithm used to map hot spots for potential crime at the Operation Shield Video Integration Center on January 15, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images

Decisions on where to send police patrol cars, which foster parents to investigate, and who gets released on bail before trial are some of the most important, life-or-death decisions made by our government.




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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.

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