Predictive policing technology has proven highly controversial wherever it is implemented, but in New Orleans, the program escaped public notice, partly because Palantir established it as a philanthropic relationship with the city through Mayor Mitch Landrieu's signature NOLA For Life program. Thanks to its philanthropic status, as well as New Orleans' "strong mayor" model of government, the agreement never passed through a public procurement process.
Even James Carville, the political operative instrumental in bringing about Palantir's collaboration with NOPD, said that the program was not public knowledge. "No one in New Orleans even knows about this, to my knowledge," Carville said.
#1 Shot your load too early. You get to excited? .... Did the software know what you were trying to do, and attempt to stop you?
Scary article though. Lots of major issues, privacy issues, biases issues, and legal issues to name a few. The road to hell is paved with good intents type of stuff.
This caught my eye.
"Even James Carville, the political operative instrumental in bringing about Palantir's collaboration with NOPD, said that the program was not public knowledge"
WTF is Carville doing in the mix??? I knew he moved to New Orleans a few years back when I was still living Uptown but what on earth is he doing mixed up in this?
#7 Yeah I caught that too... That and the fact there was no public knowledge, makes it look very sketchy. Kinda makes me feel like maybe NOPD, isn't the only police department doing this unchecked.
Kinda makes me feel like maybe NOPD, isn't the only police department doing this unchecked.
If profiling for petty criminals is now ok, can we start profiling for the big fish again? Terrorists, drug dealers, etc?
Bogey, have you ever counted how many times you break the law every day? Get ready because you will see penalties showing up in the mail box eventually.
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