Computer Sciences

Big data can render some as 'low-resolution citizens'

In India, a government database where 1.25 billion residents are identified with fingerprints and photographs has created a bureaucratic infrastructure, that while meant to bring marginalized citizens into the fold, can sometimes ...

Computer Sciences

Making machine learning more useful to high-stakes decision makers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in seven children in the United States experienced abuse or neglect in the past year. Child protective services agencies around the nation receive a high ...

Computer Sciences

Building real buildings on the blockchain

Buildings that own and run themselves: this idea, from the think-tank Dezentrum, was put into action for the first time at ETH Zurich in the form of a prototype. The result is a meditation cabin that shakes up the usual economic ...

Computer Sciences

How machine learning can be fair and accurate

Carnegie Mellon University researchers are challenging a long-held assumption that there is a trade-off between accuracy and fairness when using machine learning to make public policy decisions.

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