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State College Borough council agrees to create community oversight board as part of police reform

“Black men and women are dying at the hands of vigilantes and police, and we need to do all we can to stop that."
By Anne Danahy/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Residents raise concerns about bias in Allegheny County’s automated decision-making tools

Allegheny County employs data-driven algorithms to guide criminal justice, law enforcement, and child welfare decisions.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

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New task force to address bias in Allegheny County’s automatic decision making tools

Algorithms make decisions based on historical data: in the case of policing, the system will look at an area’s past crime rates to determine where police may be beneficial.

By Kathleen Davis/WESA

How the personal biases of computer scientists can seep into the programs they create

It’s a truth we can’t escape: human beings have biases, and those biases can seep into computer programs and algorithms based on who is creating them.

By Kathleen Davis/WESA