Crime Prediction

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    Apr 15, 2010 6:32 PM GMT
    Creepy...

    GIZMODOThey will use this software on juvenile delinquents, using a series of variables to determine the potential for these people to commit another crime. Depending on this probability, they will put them under specific re-education programs. Deepak Advani—vice president of predictive analytics at IBM—says the system gives "reliable projections" so governments can take "action in real time" to "prevent criminal activities?"


    http://gizmodo.com/5517231/crime-prediction-software-is-here-and-its-a-very-bad-idea?skyline=true&s=i
  • trevchaser

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    Apr 15, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    Wow you read that site too? haha

    When did good ol' fashion intuition become too old to use? icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 15, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    trevchaser saidWow you read that site too? haha

    When did good ol' fashion intuition become too old to use? icon_eek.gif


    Yes I do, Im a Software Engineer....icon_razz.gif


    its not about intuition...its about a computer predicting crime through equations.
  • trevchaser

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    Apr 15, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    You're a pretty cute software engineer! icon_redface.gif

    The time we have to resort to software to predict what the human brain will do in the future is the time where we lose what makes us human. Crime is just a natural human tendency. We are rebels and we were never meant to be made perfect. Sure, crimes hurt innocent people but do we need something like this? Hopefully sooner or later the person who does the crime learns from his mistakes and becomes a better person. Noone becomes a better person being perfect all the time. Same thing with the victim side, it helps them and others indirectly to cherish what we have and not take anything for granted. I've never been victimized by anything that bad involving crime so maybe I don't understand. But I do understand we all need to see/experience the crevasses of life for us to grow in character.
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    Apr 15, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    I wonder how well this works, seeing as criminal profiling is statistically less accurate than a coin toss.
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    Apr 15, 2010 10:26 PM GMT

    Though it may perhaps be scary, it is well under way. There is mining underway with genetic databases to project outcome by relating markers for instance. Familiar with self-organizing maps in AI? An outgrowth of anti-terrorism efforts.

    Now someone is going to argue......

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    Apr 15, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    trevchaser saidWow you read that site too? haha

    When did good ol' fashion intuition become too old to use? icon_eek.gif
    Intuition is like common sense. I just ain't very common.