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Violent crime prediction algorithms are racially biased

When a criminal defendant faces sentencing in the United States, a judge can use several factors to determine a punishment that fits the crime. Increasingly, one of those factors is what is known as a "risk assessment score" -- a number meant to predict whether or not the defendant will commit …

Inside Rome’s Ghost Stadium

Rome’s unfinished grand swimming stadium was neither a victim of hubris or bad construction—but rather simple economics. It may even have a chance of …

Architecture

Homeless man shares in $150,000 reward for capture of Orange County jail escapees

Four people will split a $150,000 reward for providing information that led to the capture of three escaped Orange County jail inmates in January, officials said Tuesday.<p>Members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors praised the tipsters' quick thinking Tuesday as they approved payment of the …

Crime

Fur technology makes Zootopia's bunnies believable

Zootopia is a world where humans don't exist. It's a big, crowded metropolis where anthropomorphic animals drive cars, fight crime, eat ice cream and ride trains. Prey and predators of varying shapes and sizes coexist in harmony until their prejudices get in the way.<p>Judy Hopps, a tiny rabbit, can't …

Articles about warm luxurious new york city duplex dramatic catwalk on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.<p>NYC makers show off their locally produced wares at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a …

New York City