Predictive Policing Is Not Like 'Minority Report' — It's Worse

The defenders and promulgators of data-driven, predictive policing — which is meant to anticipate crimes before they happen — face a PR problem: reassuring the public against fears that such methods are ushering in a totalitarian future reminiscent of the science-fiction film Minority Report.

Concerns about preemptive crime fighting through data hoarding and analysis are hard to assuage, however, because they are perfectly valid.

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See the Emperors clothes

UKSecrets

This is racial and social profiling in posh clothes.

This is utter nonsense, by those in authority who are not computer or data engineers.

I did not trip and fall. I attacked the floor and I believe I am winning.

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