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An AI Accurately Guessed Race and Voting Patterns by Counting Cars on Google Street View

A robust, timely census is vital to democracy. Censuses sketch the changing face of our nation by charting both political and demographic shifts, including changes in wealth and neighborhood transitions. Most crucially, they influence how resources and political power are doled out: Cities use census data to set…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Why the Underfunded 2020 Census Is a Civil Rights Issue

Klaxon-level trouble. The decennial census, that once-every-ten-years count of the American population, is drastically underfunded. And what happens if it’s underfunded? A lot of people don’t get counted, so they don’t get what they need in terms of hospitals, schools, roads, emergency services, healthcare, social…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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