When an Algorithm Helps Send You to Prison

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When an Algorithm Helps Send You to Prison

October 27, 2017 | by Ellora Thadaney IsraniThe New York Times

Ellora Thadaney Israni published an op-ed in The New York Times arguing against the use of proprietary algorithms for sentencing. Israni particularly emphasizes that while algorithms seem to be objective, they are in fact plagued by the same biases that humans are, because they are based on human-inputted data. Read the essay here. Read NCCD’s position on predictive analytics here.