Minority Report = Reporting Minorities

9 08 2016

Philadelphia

Notice the word that isn’t used here.

I’ve been saying here for while that big data and analytics is how we do racial profiling while giving ourselves plausible deniability, for those that think they shouldn’t be engaging in racial profiling.  The problem is that as careful as the authors of these algorithms are not to include any taboo characteristics like race (oops, I gave it away) into it, race still shows up in the results, because MUH DISPUT IMPAK.  The MUH DISPUT IMPAK crowd, so sure of itself that the algorithm writers are somehow secretly inserting code categories for race into their algorithms, are going to demand and get the removal of one category after another after another until the predictive algorithms become totally useless.


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