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    Rebecca Wexler discusses the automation of the criminal justice system in America and the ownership of new technologies used by law enforcement. Automation is currently driving privatization. Wexler explains that “new criminal ... Read more
    June 2017
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    Data & Society
    D&S advisor Claudia Perlich discusses modeling, transparency, and machine learning in a new episode of the Partially Derivative podcast. “One pitfall I see is that it’s easy from a social science perspective to condemn all... Read on Data & Society
    January 2017
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    Predictive policing systems are increasingly used by law enforcement to try to prevent crime before it occurs. But what happens when these systems are trained using biased data?   Machine learning algorithms ar... Read more
    November 2016
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    The growth of the Identity State is premised on the administrative fantasy that citizens can be grasped, fixed, and rendered stable in the state’s imagination. Biometric technologies are seen as core to this act of fixation, de... Read more
    July 2015
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    Although we cannot disclaim the utility of genetic data, it is important to consider whether we are being socially and governmentally coerced to relinquish our genetic data. If so, what does this mean for privacy and discrimina... Read more
    June 2015
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    "Seeta Gangadharan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Open Technology Institute in Washington DC [and a D&S fellow]. She discusses the automated systems, known as algorithms, that are replacing human discretion more and mor... Read on Radio NZ
    February 2015
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    JSTOR Daily
    "[D&S advisor] Dr. Alondra Nelson studies gender and black studies at the intersection of science, technology, and medicine. She is the author of numerous articles, including, 'Bio Science: Genetic Genealogy Testing and the... Read on JSTOR Daily
    February 2015
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