It seems like artificial intelligence is everywhere these days — in our homes, in our cars, in our offices, and of course online. Government decisions, too, are being outsourced to computer code.

In one Pennsylvania county, for example, welfare services use digital tools to assess the likelihood that a child is at risk of abuse. Los Angeles contracts with the data giant Palantir to engage in predictive policing, in which algorithms identify residents who might commit future crimes.

Local police departments are buying Amazon’s facial recognition tool, which can automatically identify people as they go about their lives in public. LEE ROWLAND [00:00:05] I’m Lee Rowland.

And from the ACLU, this is At Liberty, the show where we discuss today’s biggest civil rights and civil liberties topics. [00:00:23] Today, artificial intelligence.

It’s everywhere — in our homes, in our cars, our offices, and of course online. So maybe it should come as no surprise that government decisions are also being outsourced to computer code. Read more from aclu.org…

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