‘Coded Bias’ Is the Most Important Film About AI You Can Watch Today
The new documentary is an essential introduction to algorithmic bias—and the systems that gave rise to it.
Police Surveillance Can't Be Reformed. It Must Be Abolished
Groups like the ACLU are pushing a program to rein in surveillance tech. But all it does is expand and strengthen the police's surveillance powers.
Police Across Canada Are Using Predictive Policing Algorithms, Report Finds
Police across Canada are increasingly adopting algorithmic technology to predict crime. The authors of a new report say human rights are threatened by the practice.
Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing
Critics say that predictive models will lead to false positives and could disproportionately affect vulnerable communities.
Here Are Hundreds of Pages of Official Documents About Predictive Policing in America
Motherboard is publishing several hundred pages of documents we obtained from police departments by using Freedom of Information requests.
Academics Confirm Major Predictive Policing Algorithm is Fundamentally Flawed
PredPol uses an algorithm based on earthquake prediction to “predict crime.” Academics say it’s simplistic and harmful.
Cities Are Secretly Testing Predictive Policing Software
According to documents obtained by Motherboard, the use of the predictive policing software PredPol is far more widespread than previously reported.
Dozens of Cities Have Secretly Experimented With Predictive Policing Software
Documents obtained by Motherboard using public information requests verify previously unconfirmed police department contracts with predictive policing company PredPol.
Predictive Policing Tool’s Website Exposes Login Pages for 17 US Police Departments
Predpol, a tool that police departments use to algorithmically predict crime, quietly created login portals for police departments in at least seventeen US communities.
Pre-Crime Policing Is Closer Than You Think, and It's Freaking People Out
Hartford is embracing a sophisticated surveillance apparatus that some civil liberties advocates and residents fear marks an ominous trend.
This Predictive Policing Company Compares Its Software to ‘Broken Windows’ Policing
Crime-predicting software PredPol perpetuates discrimination, just like the discredited “broken windows” policing strategy, say digital rights advocates.
New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City
The bill is believed to be the first in the country to push for open sourcing of the algorithms used by courts, police, and city agencies.