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Merge_sort_algorithm_diagram.svg?profile=RESIZE_710xExclusive: machine-learning tools being deployed despite evidence they are unreliable

One in three councils are using computer algorithms to help make decisions about benefit claims and other welfare issues, despite evidence emerging that some of the systems are unreliable.

Companies including the US credit-rating businesses Experian and TransUnion, as well as the outsourcing specialist Capita and Palantir, a data-mining firm co-founded by the Trump-supporting billionaire Peter Phiel, are selling machine-learning packages to local authorities that are under pressure to save money.


The Guardian

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