➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Big Data’s Latest Brainstorm: Target Poor People and Make Parents Suspects If They Ask For Help (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – April 11, 2017
SAS’ evidence that its new approach works consists of pointing out that a lot of those it targeted had repeat reports of child abuse. But the reasoning is circular. Part of the rationale for predictive analytics is that decisions now are too subjective and prone to bias. Logically, then, you can’t turn around and cite those same subjective, biased decisions as proof your approach works.