The Continued Need for Technological Due Process

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  1. Orin Kerr says:


    If cognitive biases are causing people to rely too much on the answers produced by machines, isn’t the real problem human error — human error caused by cognitive bias — rather than automation?

  2. PrometheeFeu says:

    I am endlessly amused by the fact that they found a terrorist and all they did was revoke his driver’s license.

    As a computer programmer, I am not fond of such decisions being made by a computer with little human oversight. Even with oversight, we have the problem that the human operator is likely to defer to the computer’s judgement. Such systems should be setup so as to have the human actually make the final decision instead of just giving humans a veto on the computer’s decision. For instance, if the computer finds a match, we should show the human operator a dozen or so pictures and ask them to pick out the match. If they can’t do it, the computer probably was wrong.