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Bill Clamps Down on “Racially Biased” Algorithms Used in Trials

Bill Clamps Down on "Racially Biased" Algorithms Used in Trials BOISE, Idaho – Critics of computer algorithms that predict someone's risk of committing a crime say they're tinged with racial bias. A bipartisan measure in the Idaho Legislature aims to make the algorithms transparent and ban those that show bias. Civil rights groups, including the ACLU and NAACP, have raised concerns about discrimination in pretrial risk assessment algorithms, which analyze a person's likelihood of not showing up for trial or committing another crime. ...(Read More)
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