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Commentary: Is big data laundering human bias?

Big data has expanded to the criminal justice system. In Los Angeles, police use computerized "predictive policing" to anticipate crimes and allocate officers. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, machine-learning algorithms are used to set bond amounts. In states across the country, data-driven estimates of the risk of recidivism are being used to set jail sentences. Advocates say ...

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