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A map of a city is marked up with small red squares, each indicating a 500-by-500-foot zone where crimes are likely to take place next. A heat-map mode shows even more precisely where cars may be stolen, houses robbed, people mugged.
The program is called PredPol, and it calculates its forecasts based on times and locations of previous crimes, combined with sociological information about criminal behavior and patterns. The technology has been beta tested in the Santa Cruz, California police department for the past year, and in an L.A. police precinct for the past six months, with promising re
Originally posted by cetaphobic
reply to post by Jerisa
You're not just musing where this could lead to, because there is no possible way anyone can create a machine that will predict WHO will commit a crime. Not in your life time, nor your children's life time. What that movie you were talking about, and you, were predicting is nonsense fearmongering.
Originally posted by DavidWillts
10 bucks says that someone just took a red sharpie to a map and highlighted the black and mexican neighborhoods.