• Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

    2 monthes ago - By Bésame

    By SALLY HO and GARANCE BURKE
    PITTSBURGH - The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that it could result in discrimination against families with disabilities, The Associated Press has learned.
    The interest from federal civil rights attorneys comes after an AP investigation revealed potential bias and transparency issues about the opaque algorithm that is designed to assess a family's risk level when they are reported for child welfare concerns in Allegheny...
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