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L.A. Weighs Traditional Risk Assessment and Predictive Analytics in Wake of Child Death
In response to the death of an 11-year-old boy, Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors will discuss a motion Tuesday that calls for a re-evaluation of how the county’s child protection system measures risk.
Big Data is Watching You: If Predictive Analytics Still Doesn’t Creep You Out, Watch This Ad
The debate over predictive analytics in child welfare will continue right after this important message: So, what do we have here? A bunch of data analysts, presumably working for a firm that sells sporting goods, are spying on a woman’s recreational habits.
Pennsylvania County Leads in Use of Big Data to Stem Child Abuse, Probes Ethics First
Computer algorithms guide our decisions in big ways and small. They nudge us to buy a particular blender on Amazon and tailor ads to our interests on our Facebook pages, but also seek to reduce repeat domestic violence arrests and assess risk during criminal sentence proceedings.