Scientific American November 2018
How algorithms designed to alleviate poverty can perpetuate it instead
Near the end of 2006 Mitch Daniels, then governor of Indiana, announced a plan to give the state's “neediest people a better chance to escape welfare for the world of work and dignity.” He signed a $1.16-billion contract with a consortium of companies, including IBM, that would automate and privatize eligibility processes for Indiana's welfare programs.
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