This doesn’t mean you should rush out and buy cryptocurrency.
Software used to make “life-altering” decisions is no better than random people at predicting recidivism
Researchers at Dartmouth College have found that a computer program widely used by courts to predict an offenders’ risk of reoffending is no more fair or accurate than a bunch of random non-experts who were given the same data and asked to make predictions.
Much of the eastern United States has been assaulted by brutally cold temperatures over the last week. And the worst is yet to come.
“Tell me about menopause.” “Am I at risk of HIV?” “Is it OK to put a jade egg in my vagina?” A team of New Zealand researchers posed these questions and 47 others to digital assistants to determine how effectively Siri et al. could answer questions on sex.