Driverless cars and now .. writerless new articles?

  1. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 14 months ago

    Algorithms are being used -- experimentally -- to write news articles from raw data, while Donald Trump's presidential campaign was helped by behavioral marketers who used an algorithm to locate the highest concentrations of "persuadable voters." … 8/Y/M.html

    and now this:

    "Courtrooms across the country use risk scores, also known as risk assessments, to rate a defendant’s risk of future crime produced by the algorithm “proved remarkably unreliable in forecasting violent crime: Only 20 percent of the people predicted to commit violent crimes actually went on to do so.” In fact, the algorithm was “somewhat more accurate” than a coin flip." - … re-crimes/

    What was that movie that predicted this?  - Oh yeah, Minority Report (2002)

    Seems that the predictive policing is as accurate as Punxsutawney Phil.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      This seems unlikely.  Possible, but unlikely - if you simply predict that every violent criminal will return to jail for a new crime you will be correct more often than that.  27.2%, actually. … ls-return/