Algorithm in child protective services

Tue, 02 Jan 2018, by Wayne Radinsky

"Can an algorithm tell when kids are in danger?" "In August 2016, Allegheny County became the first jurisdiction in the United States, or anywhere else, to let a predictive-analytics algorithm -- the same kind of sophisticated pattern analysis used in credit reports, the automated buying and selling of stocks and the hiring, firing and fielding of baseball players on World Series-winning teams -- offer up a second opinion on every incoming call, in hopes of doing a better job of identifying the families most in need of intervention."